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Power Being Restored in Los Angeles


Officials in Los Angeles say power has been restored to 90% of the customers affected by Monday afternoon's massive power outage in the area.

A spokesman for L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says power has been restored to many homes and business that had lost power throughout the region. He says the power failure was caused when an employee accidentally cut a power cable. The resulting surge in power caused three of the city's generating stations to shut down.

Large portions of Los Angeles were affected by the power outage, snarling traffic and cutting electricity to several schools in the city.

The outage was reminiscent of a chain reaction power grid failure in 2003 that began in the U.S. state of Ohio, leaving 50 million people across North America in the dark.

Information for this report is provided by AFP.

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