Power Restored after Blown Transformer Leaves 1,800 Customers without Power

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Colorado Springs utilities says equipment failure is likely to blame for a power outage that left 1,800 customers without power and nearby intersections without working street lights.

The outage was reported around 8:50 a.m. Sunday and utilities says it took crews about half an hour to get power back on.

The affected transformer was located near Hancock and Circle. No accident was reported in the area and crews say there is no evidence that an animal is to blame for the outage, leaving utilities to suspect equipment failure.

Drivers at Circle and Lake had to navigate the intersection like a 4-way stop while crews worked to restore power.