Did Lightning Cause Blackouts? Brian Naylor updates us on the shifting explanations officials are giving to explain the power outage. Canadian officials say the problem began when lightning struck a power plant on the U.S. side of Niagara. Some American officials think the problem began with transmission problems that began in Canada. But officials from both countries stress that the outage does not appear to be the result of terrorism.
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Did Lightning Cause Blackouts?

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Did Lightning Cause Blackouts?

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Brian Naylor updates us on the shifting explanations officials are giving to explain the power outage. Canadian officials say the problem began when lightning struck a power plant on the U.S. side of Niagara. Some American officials think the problem began with transmission problems that began in Canada. But officials from both countries stress that the outage does not appear to be the result of terrorism.