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Tue August 11, 2009
Balloon Causes Outage
By Angela Hatton
Paducah, KY – Paducah Power System officials say a balloon was the cause of a power outage in the downtown area yesterday afternoon. The helium-filled foil balloon created an arc when it touched two electrical power line switches on Sixth Street. The Paducah Sun reports the resulting surge caused partial power loss to building between Second and Sixth Streets for about two hours. No injuries were reported.