Power outage caused by balloons leaves 1,500 Queens residents in the dark

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A power outage left hundreds of Queens residents in the dark Monday, and officials said it was all caused by balloons.

According to Con Edison, helium balloons hit an overhead power line at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Murdock Avenue in Hollis.

The outage, which occurred just after 5:30 p.m., affected about 1,500 customers in Jamaica, Hollis and Queens Village.

Con Ed crews restored power to the area after about two hours.

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