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Argentina’s capital hit by power outage

November 27, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A power outage on Thursday in Argentina’s capital temporarily paralyzed some subway stations and put more than 100 traffic lights out of action on major avenues causing severe traffic jams during morning rush hour.

The outage hit several neighborhoods in the northern part of Buenos Aires. The Edenor energy company says the blackout was caused by a failure in a high voltage line.

An early Thursday strike led by transportation unions demanding a salary hike also contributed to the traffic chaos in Buenos Aires and the city’s outskirts. The three-hour stoppage grounded buses, trains, subways and planes, and temporarily halted the pickup of trash at ports.

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