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PGE: Equipment Failure Caused Downtown Portland Outage


Portland General Electric says a downtown Portland power outage Tuesday evening was caused by an equipment failure at a substation.

More than 1,400 PGE customers were in the dark for more than two hours.

KOIN reports the outage shut down movie theaters, restaurants and public transportation.

TriMet said that all MAX lines and some bus lines experienced delays. Train service returned to normal by 9 p.m.

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Information from: KOIN-TV, http://www.koin.com/

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