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Power goes out to almost 8,000 Milwaukee customers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A power failure knocked out electricity to nearly 8,000 customers in downtown Milwaukee.

We Energies spokeswoman Cathy Schulze says an equipment failure at a substation caused the outage about 4:45 p.m. Friday. There were reports of a flash when the failure happened.

The power failure also affected traffic signals, prompting police to direct traffic at several intersections. The affected areas also included Marquette University.

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