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600 Tri-Cities homes lose power Monday evening

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About 600 households lost electricity in the Rancho Reata area of Kennewick shortly after 5 p.m. Monday.

Benton PUD found failed equipment and began to restore power about 6:30 p.m., with service returned to all customers by 7:10 p.m.

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Damon Vermeire, left, and Bill Liles, employees of Wilson Construction Co. of Canby, Oe., work near the top of utility poles Tuesday afternoon on Columbia Center Boulevard just north of the Tapteal overpass. They are working on a wire relocation and improvement project of underground supply lines for Benton County Public Utility District. Tri-City Herald File

The cause of the outage had not been determined Monday evening.

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