Helium Balloons Knock Out Power in Meriden

Daffodil festival balloons cause power outage in Meriden.

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More than 1,100 in Meriden lost power on Sunday after several helium balloons got away from a vendor at the city’s Daffodil Festival and knocked out a transformer, according to Connecticut Light & Power.

Power was knocked out just before 8 p.m. and was restored around 11 p.m. 

The 34th annual Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park, featured live music and more than two dozen food vendors, but only a few daffodils.

Most of them died off after blooming early during the warm temperatures.

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