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UPDATED: Power restored after large outage in East Pierce County

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:07 am |
February 3, 2012 12:35 pm

UPDATED at 12:33 p.m.

About 26,000 Tacoma Power customers  in East Pierce County lost  electricity this morning after a large transmission line went down.

The outages stretched from Spanaway to the Roy area, darkening schools and intersections.

The power has been restored, Tacoma Public Utilities reported around 12:30 p.m.

Utilities crews report that a transmission line went down after large insulators failed.

The outage impacted several schools in the Bethel School District. The district reports that those schools remained in session.

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