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Nearly 5,000 Hit By Power Outage In Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A power outage left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity in northern Nevada.

NV Energy says the outages first reported at 12:30 p.m. Thursday were caused by unspecified equipment damage.

At one point, nearly 5,000 customers were without power in the Reno-Sparks area, most of them in the Sun Valley area northeast of Reno.

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Another 1,000 customers were affected by a disruption in Yerington about 60 miles southeast of Reno.

NV Energy expected all power would be restored by Thursday evening.