Friday, August 25, 2006

Balloons Cause Outage

The Times-Standard:
A bouquet of Mylar balloons disrupted power to nearly 2,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers Wednesday morning when they got caught up in electric wires.

PG&E spokeswoman Lisa Randle said the disruption to most of the 1,844 customers was temporary, just a few minutes at most, but nine customers didn't have their power back for two hours.

The shortages occurred between 9 and 10 a.m.