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Power restored to more than 1,100 customers after brief outage in Rome

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Power outage in Rome

ROME, N.Y. – More than 1,100 people lost power Monday afternoon after a transformer burned out in the Kingsley Avenue area of East Rome.

The outage started just after 2 p.m. and power was restored to all but 15 customers by about 3:15 p.m.

Customers in Rome, Westmoreland and Oriskany were affected.

National Grid Strategic Communications Manager Jared Paventi says the cause has not been identified.

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