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Power outage outside Bel Air

More than 1,200 BGE customers in the greater Bel Air area were without power for just over an hour Wednesday night.

The outage affected 1,289 customers in the vicinity of Red Pump and Vale roads, northwest of the center of Bel Air, according to BGE's online outage map.

The outage was reported shortly after 9:20 p.m.; BGE spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said all customers had their power restored by 10:35 p.m.

She said the cause of the outage stemmed from a section of overhead distribution cable that needed to be replaced.

"We just had an issue with a piece of cable that needed replacing," Lighty said Thursday.

Lighty said crews made temporary repairs to the cable Wednesday night and returned to the area Thursday to replace the cable.

Around 9:45 p.m., a BGE truck was on the shoulder of Vale Road south of Red Pump, not far from the back entrance to Red Pump Elementary School.

There were no lights along Vale from before Red Pump to the other side of Winters Run, then everything returned to normal.

Aegis Managing Editor Allan Vought contributed to this article.

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