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Published April 13, 2012, 08:55 PM

Hundreds in GF Were Without Power Late Thursday, Early Friday

Underground cable to blame
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Some of you woke up to flashing alarm clocks on Friday. About 1,400 homes in Grand Forks lost power at about 4 a.m.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Some of you woke up to flashing alarm clocks on Friday. About 1,400 homes in Grand Forks lost power at about 4 a.m.

Other residents reported outages that were intermittent.

The main outage took place in neighborhoods on the north end of town near the UND campus for about an hour and a half.

Xcel Energy officials say the outage was due to broken underground cable. They say such problems can be common after a spring thaw.

This is the first large power outage Grand Forks has seen this year.

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