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4/9/2007-Tyler

Tyler Patients, Business Owners, & Customers Left In The Dark

Hundreds, if not thousands, of people were without power in Tyler Monday afternoon for about an hour and a half.

The outage was along Beckham Street from downtown towards Loop 323.

Police were out directing traffic, and several businesses had to turn to the old fashioned way completing transactions by hand.

Parts of Trinity Mother Frances and ETMC hospitals were also left in the dark.  

"At the cancer center we had patients that were trying to get chemotherapy or radiation and we had to pull them back out of those rooms, " said Rebecca Berkley, ETMC Spokesperson.

"Generally a power outage only lasts 15 or 20 minutes, but before this it has been a couple years since our last major ice storm that was the last time," Mark Sullivan, owner of Good's Pharmacy paused "and as we speak." The lights came back on.

TXU says the underground wiring at substation failed off Commerce and Loop 323.

All power has since been restored.

Danielle Capper, reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

 

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