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Mylar balloon caught in lines blamed for weekend power outage in Lompoc

Posted at 1:42 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 16:42:52-04

The City of Lompoc says a widespread power outage in the city Saturday was due to a Mylar balloon that was caught in power lines.

The outage was first reported at about 2:34 p.m. and affected 4,142 homes and businesses in the central and southern part of Lompoc, officials said.

The lines affected by the balloon were near Maple Avenue and M Street.

Power was restored within about an hour.