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Power outage shuts down some rides at Carowinds theme park

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Officials say a power outage shut down some rides at Carowinds theme park for a few hours over the weekend. (Photo credit: Carowinds.com)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say a power outage shut down some rides at Carowinds theme park for a few hours over the weekend.

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Carowinds spokeswoman Laresa Thompson said in a statement that the outage stopped rides in a portion of the park shortly before noon on Sunday.

Thompson says those rides were shut down and guests were evacuated.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Layne said that a bad underground cable was to blame for the outage. Layne said the problem was isolated and that power was restored a few hours later.

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