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Power restored after temporary National Grid outage

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Power restored after temporary National Grid outage
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Parts of Syracuse were without power on Thursday night.

According to National Grid, there were 7,000 customers without power during the height of the outage. Tree limbs fell on power lines on Nottingham Road, and caused the breakers to open. There was also another issue at the Rock Cut Road sub-station.

A warming shelter was set up at Syracuse University's south campus. The outage only lasted a couple of hours, but the temperatures were too cold to be without electricity.

One student says he started to feel the cold air within in an hour.

"I go online to see that Goldstein's is open, so I go there, and I brought my chargers and charged up my laptop and my phone and just sat until I got news that the power is back," said Sam McKee, a junior at Syracuse University.

Crews were able to restore power to all customers around 9:30 p.m.

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