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1,500 lose power briefly

UPDATE-High school after-school activities cancelled

Around 1,500 National Grid customers in Bethlehem and New Scotland lost power for about an hour today due to an equipment failure, according to information from the power company.

The outage began at about 11:15 a.m., and power was restored to customers by around 12:30 p.m., according to a company representative.

The affected area included Clarksville and Eagle elementary schools, as well as the Bethlehem Central High School.

The district has cancelled after-school activities at the high school because students were unable to move through darkened hallways to eat lunch, throwing off the schedule for the rest of the day.

The cancellation includes athletic practices and games.

Students at Clarksville and Eagle were able to take lunch as the hallways there receive more natural light."

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