The power outage in Brazil this morning started as brief outages around 6 a.m.
Residents noticed the electricity would go out for several seconds and then switch on again. This created some concern about keeping homes and people warm. The Riddell National Bank thermometer downtown registered zero at 5:30 a.m.
At The Times office, lights would flicker and computer power back-up alarms would sound, causing an alternate publishing plan to be considered.
By 7:45 a.m., the downtown area and many residences were without power. This time, the electricity stayed off.
Cinergy District Manager Rick Burger had crews looking for a cause.
The downtown circuit was completely restored by 9 a.m. and crews were waiting to see if the power would remain on.
The cause of the outage was not immediately known.
Burger said there could be any one of many causes for the outage. One possibility was that the very cold morning temperatures caused equipment failure.