Rochester power outage blamed on fallen tree

Thousands of people lost their power in Rochester Friday morning.

Rochester Public Utilities says the outage happened around 4:50 a.m. and about 3,400 customers were affected.

The outage is being blamed on a tree that fell on some power lines on Salem Road SW.

Households in both Southeast and Southwest Rochester were affected.

Power was restored around 6:30 a.m.

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