Part of Central Richland was without power for a couple hours Thursday.
The area south of Lee Boulevard and between George Washington Way and Goethals Drive lost power around 12:30 p.m. after a problem in a power line triggered electricity to shut off, said Sandi Edgemon, the business services manager with Richland Energy Services.
The loss of electricity hit 35 businesses during the middle of lunchtime amid near 100-degree temperatures.
While city officials initially reported it was going to take a couple of hours to restore power, they had it restored to all but one of the customers by 2:10 p.m.
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