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Power outage in Tacoma affects Point Defiance Zoo, 1,400 homes

A power outage Friday hit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and about 1,400 other customers, according to Tacoma Public Utilities.

The outage was reported about 12:35 p.m. Officials estimated that most homes and businesses would regain electricity by 1:40 p.m.

Crews determined that a mechanical failure caused the outage. Specifics on the type of failure were not immediately available.