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60K Customers Lose Power Temporarily In Western Wake County

Posted July 7, 2006 11:04 a.m. EDT

— About 60,000 people lost power Friday night in Cary and western Raleigh due to a transmission line problem.

Progress Energy spokeswoman Jan West said power was restored to all customers by 11:30 p.m. Friday.

It's unclear what caused the problem, but West said utility workers were looking into the problem.

West said transmission lines feed substations, which send power to homes and businesses. When a transmission line fails, a large area is usually affected.