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8 WESTERN STATES LOSE POWER AFTER IDAHO GLITCH

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A power outage in scattered areas of eight Western states on Wednesday started with an interruption along a power line in central Idaho, according to a preliminary investigation.

Several Utah Power generating plants shut down temporarily when protective gear sensed electrical fluctuations, but lights did not go off in Utah.Idaho Power Co. said it had no immediate comment.