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Equipment failure knocks out power for thousands in the OBX

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Jul 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-10 21:35:45-04

About 5, 400 customers were without power on the Outer Banks due to an equipment failure on Wednesday.

Daisy Pridgen with Dominion Power tells NewsChannel 3 there was a problem with an underwater cable.

The outage started at around 4:30 p.m. and crews are still trying to restore service incrementally.

They hope to have everyone restored by 1 a.m.