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Thousands of People in Bend Lost Power for Half An Hour Wednesday Afternoon

We talked with Ry Schwark with Pacific Power shortly after the power went out.


"So we had a power outage that affected 5,148 customers at its peak. It happened at 1:49 when we lost transmission into one of our substations.  Power should be restored by now.  By 2:17 all power had been restored.  We currently have crews on scene investigating what caused the loss of transmission."


People near the otuage at 13th and Donovan say a Red Tail Hawk was electrocuted and fell onto the transformer knocking out power.


Traffic lights were out and people were reported to be trapped in elevators in downtown buildings.


The outage also knocked some TV and radio stations off the air.

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