MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Power has been restored to all of the 52,000 homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley and nearby Pennsylvania that were darkened on a holiday-season Saturday night.
Orange & Rockland Utilities spokesman Michael Donovan says equipment malfunctioned around 7:30 p.m. in an electric transmission substation in Middletown. Fewer than 3,000 customers remained without power early Sunday.
Donovan says the outage was in Orange County, New York, and Pike County, Pennsylvania.
Among those affected was the Galleria at Crystal Run, a large mall in Middletown.
Power was restored to 99 percent of customers by 3 a.m. Sunday and the rest by 5:30 a.m., the utility said.
Meanwhile, one of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant about 45 miles away also was shut down Saturday because several control rods lost power. Donovan says the events are unrelated.
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