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Brief but Big Power Outage Caused by Downed Power Line

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Homes and businesses in parts of Richland, West Richland and even as far as Benton City and Prosser reportedly lost power around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

Several traffic lights went dark which caused some traffic snarls but Richland Police were on scene to help direct.

The Bonneville Power Administration said the outage was caused by a downed power line along State Route 224. Within two hours crews has the line removed and power restored to most affected customers.
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