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Power out in the Elmwood Village after contractor makes an error

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 14:02:28-05

National Grid says hundreds are affected by power outages in the Elmwood Village Monday.

A spokesman from National Grid, Steve Brady, says a contractor not working for the gas and electric company dug into a conduit bank, causing damage to the wires inside the conduit itself.

Brady says this type of damage requires a "lengthy" repair. The outage is expected to be fixed by 7 p.m.

National Grid says it may be able to run temporary lines to some customers.

National Grid is investigating how the contractor made the error.