West Amarillo Power Outage

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The lights go out in businesses all around west Amarillo, after a bird flies into a transformer.

It happened May 3 just before 2:00.

According to Xcel at least 2,800 customers were left without power.

The outage also spread to traffic lights along I-40, leaving Amarillo Police Officers to direct traffic.

Several businesses including Westgate Mall lost power.

Full service was restored around 2:30.

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