Two large blue flashes in southern Kennewick lit up the night sky at about 8 o'clock Saturday evening. Transformers near the intersection of Olympia and 53rd Avenue blew leaving the area in the dark.
Benton PUD responded quickly to the outage on 53rd but power was out for over an hour and a half. Homeowners were forced to wonder when the power would come back.
At about 9:40 the lights did come back on and life did return to normal for many Kennewick residents.