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Fierce heat causes local power outages

June 27, 2013 • Local News

An extreme high temperature of 109 degrees that baked Roswell Wednesday caused a few likely overheated Xcel Energy customers to overload the system and lose power.

“With the heat and with the load, it caused some equipment failures,” said Xcel Energy spokesman Troy Foos. “It was all the fuses and breakers that began to be overloaded when folks got home from work, so it began about 5 p.m.”

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