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Power Outage Leaves Passaic in the Dark Friday Morning

Nearly 10,000 customers were left without power

A power outage left much of the city of Passaic in the dark Friday morning after an equipment failure at a local substation.

Power went out at 8 a.m. and was restored just before 9 a.m., PSE&G said. 

Some Passaic public schools were affected by the outage, the district wrote on Facebook, but officials still planned to hold a regular school day. There were widespread reports of down traffic lights and emergency services as well.

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Social media lit up with residents and businesses demanding an explanation. 

PSEG's online outage map indicated nearly 10,000 customers were without power at the peak of the outage.

PSE&G's outage map as of Friday, June 16, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
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