Bird strike causes Hoboken power outage - New York News

Bird strike causes Hoboken power outage

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One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.

A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning. The incident caused about 780 customers to lose power.

Spokeswoman Kristine Snodgrass says most people got power back within about a minute, but about 50 customers were still without power by late morning.

PSE&G crews are expected to have them restored by afternoon.

In March, water company officials repaired leaks to three water mains that ruptured within days of each other.

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