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Balloon into wires causes power outage in Midtown

An example of a mylar balloon.
An example of a mylar balloon.

A mylar balloon that floated into an electrical line caused a power outage in Midtown Sacramento Saturday that affected about 1,300 homes, SMUD said.

The outage occurred about 7 a.m. and power was restored about two hours later, according to the utility.

Sam Stanton: 916-321-1091, @StantonSam

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