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Worker Error Blamed for L.A. Blackout

Traffic lights, businesses and ATMs were plunged into lunchtime darkness when utility workers accidentally sliced several power lines, startling some in a city already jittery following a purported al-Qaida threat. The mishap, which lasted about 2 1/2 hours Monday, cut power to 750,000 homes and businesses — or about 2 million people — from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach to much of the city’s San Fernando Valley. Inside one downtown high-rise, Albert Vasquez had to pry his way out of an elevator that shut down after the power failed. “It was bizarre,” said Vasquez, 27. “It went completely dark.”Full Story

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