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Power restored at CES in Las Vegas

Updated January 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Power was restored at CES early Wednesday afternoon after an outage several hours earlier.

Power was lost in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall around 11:15 a.m. Attendees were allowed to leave the hall but not enter. But power was fully restored at 1:30 p.m., according to a message from CES.

“A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility’s transformers. We are grateful to NV Energy for their swift assistance, to our customers and their clients for their patience and to the staff for ensuring the safety and security of all attendees and exhibitors,” officials said in a statement Wednesday.

The Las Vegas Convention Center, which consists of three halls, is filled this week with more than 15 million tons of goods such as cars, TVs, computers and other technology as its hosts CES.

The three halls will consume about 36 megawatts of power, enough to supply 865 homes, during each day of the show.

About 180,000 people are attending CES, which runs through Friday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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