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Title    Consumer Electronics Show Loses Power
Date    Thursday January 11 2018, @06:41AM
Author    martyb
from the UPS-is-not-just-a-package-company dept.

takyon writes:

Major power outage hits CES, a consumer electronics show

Power in the North and Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, which hosts CES annually, was out for nearly two hours on Wednesday. First reports of the power outage began hitting Twitter from convention goers starting around 11:14AM PT, and was slowly restored shortly after 1:00PM PT. Security evacuated most visitors from the affected halls during that time.

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers," reads a statement from the CTA, the organization that puts on CES. "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."

Post anything about CES below, if you can spare the electrons.

Also at Tom's Guide.

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