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ORLAND — Much of Aaron Rodgers” most valuable player performance in Super Bowl XLV Sunday wasn”t seen by several thousand football fans in Orland.

A monumentally untimely power outage, which PG&E said began about 5 p.m., and lasted until at least 6:26 p.m., cut electricity — and television reception — to 2,475 customers.

One Orland woman, who was able to find a working television at the home of a relative, said power went out in the central area of Orland just before halftime, and lasted until about the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said a blown lightning arrester on a utility pole was to blame.

Nearly a thousand Orland customers were without power until 8:25 p.m. The faulty arrester was on a pole at County roads M and 24.

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