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Balloons cause power outage

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About 500 Ruston power customers were without power this morning for about 30 minutes beginning at 10:16 a.m.
Darrell Caraway, public utilities manager for the city, said a business hosting a grand opening ceremony caused the power outage.
“They had a bunch of those aluminum balloons get away from them and they were tangled in the power lines,” he said. “The outage was centrally located to the downtown area of Ruston.”
Caraway added that everything has been fixed and all electricity should be back on.
“We have taken down those lines, repaired them and put them back up,” he said.

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