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Large balloon knocks out power for hundreds in Durham

Posted April 9
Updated April 10

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— Hundreds of people were without power for about two hours Sunday afternoon after a balloon struck a power line in Durham.

Authorities said that about 950 customers lost power just before 3 p.m. after a Mylar balloon struck a power line near U.S. Highway 15-501 and Hillsborough Road in Durham.

Power was restored at about 5 p.m.

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