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Schenectady Homes Lose Power after Cable Failure
Source: Times Union Albany, NY
Publication date: 2000-05-17
SCHENECTADY -- A large section of the city was without power for about an hour late Tuesday afternoon when an underground cable shorted, blowing off a manhole cover, officials said. The power outage also affected traffic lights along the Crosstown, tying up traffic as people tried to creep through the intersections with Watt Street, Albany Street and Consaul Road.
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. spokesman Nick Lyman estimated about 4,000 customers lost power at 3:43 p.m. Crews were able to reroute circuits and power was restored at 4:42 p.m.
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