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Bird Strike Caused Brief Power Outage in Hoboken

One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.

Jon Boyes, Getty Images

A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning. The incident caused about 780 customers to lose power.

Spokeswoman Kristine Snodgrass says most people got power back within about a minute, but about 50 customers were still without power by late morning.

PSE&G crews restored electricity by the afternoon.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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