Fire alarms scare shoppers at Palisades Mall

Transformer problems are being blamed for a power outage at the Palisades Mall. (2/20/14)

WEST NYACK - Blaring fire alarms and a blackout sent shoppers scrambling at the Palisades Mall this afternoon.

Transformer problems around 1 p.m. are being blamed for the outage and the ensuing fire alarms, which impacted 60 percent of the popular West Nyack mall.

A woman who works in the mall tells News 12 that employees and customers were confused and ran down escalators looking for the exit.

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However, Clarkstown police say most shoppers left the mall in an orderly fashion and without any injuries.

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