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Balloons Took Out Power In Pasco Sunday

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More than 1,000 Pasco residents lost their power Sunday night. Franklin PUD tells NBC Right Now some renegade mylar balloons are to blame. More than 1,000 Pasco residents lost their power Sunday night. Franklin PUD tells NBC Right Now some renegade mylar balloons are to blame.
 PASCO, WA - More than 1,000 Pasco residents lost their power Sunday night. Franklin PUD tells NBC Right Now some renegade mylar balloons are to blame.

They say the system did what it should. When mylar balloons with metallic lining drifted by a transformer they set off the breaker leaving it open.

The outage lasted for about three hours because crews had to address lines both above ground and underground. 
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