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Lightning strike causes power outages
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If you were in the dark during Wednesday’s power outage, you were not alone. A total of 2,337 McMinnville Electric System customers were effected.“We appreciate the patience of McMinnville Electric System customers,” said Debbie Sain, MES manager of marketing and communications. “We work very hard to keep the lights on all the time, but there are things we have no control over.”Wednesday’s lack of control was caused by a thunderstorm that moved through the area.“According to our engineers, lighting struck the Eastside Station causing the outage,” said Sain.