Jefferson Valley Mall loses electricity, shoppers

Shoppers and employees at the Jefferson Valley Mall found locked doors there Friday morning after a power outage forced the mall to temporarily shut down.

Power was lost at around 3 a.m. Friday, according to Con Ed officials. The mall finally reopened at approximately 5 p.m.

The normally packed parking lot was deserted for most of Friday, doling out a heavy blow to the mall's retailers. Would-be shoppers expressed their disappointment with the closure.

The two-level shopping complex and its nearly 100 stores were left in the dark because of a damaged underground feeder line, the utility company said. The surrounding community was not affected.

It's the second time the massive mall has been without power in a month. Its electricity went down on June 23 and wasn't back up for two days. Only the Sears store remained open during the first incident.

Jefferson Valley Mall.

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