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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:35 am, Wed Sep 5, 2012.

Several outages caused by equipment failures and a wayward bird left some Lodi residents without power at various times from Thursday through Monday.

On Thursday, a piece of equipment in a transformer fell apart and a section of underground cable failed near Sunwest Drive and Laver Court. The city replaced the transformer immediately and fixed the cable on Sunday.

On Sunday, there was a power outage affecting 1,444 customers from Kettleman Lane, to Cherokee Lane, to Harney Lane and the railroad tracks. The power was out from about 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. because of a failed elbow connector.

The final outage happened on Monday from about 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. when a bird ended up shorting out power in the 1900 block of Edgewood Drive. That outage affected 115 customers.

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