Power restored to 1,400 in downtown Portland

Power restored to 1,400 in downtown Portland »Play Video
The lights were back on downtown Wednesday morning but that wasn't the case Tuesday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Over 1,400 downtown Portland customers were without power for almost 2 1/2 hours Tuesday night.

According to PGE, the power outage was due to equipment failure at a substation. The power was out from about 6:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Traffic lights went dark, power went out to MAX light rail lines and some restaurants had to close while others broke out the candles for customers and loaded in ice to keep food from spoiling.

PGE has not said what specific kind of equipment failed and caused the blackout.