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The Blue Line trolley came to a stop Friday morning, July 3, after an overhead power line broke somewhere between Palm Avenue and H Street, according to a transit police officer.

North- and south-bound passengers were put on MTS transit buses and driven to where trolley service was still available. The Palomar Station was completely without trolley service for the duration, which began at 8 a.m..

The one-hour-plus delay at Palm Avenue was taken in stride by would-be commuters during the five-hour-long ordeal. Repair crews had things running again by one in the afternoon.

When queried by a commuter about the cause of the line failure, transit policeman A. Diaz said, ¨It was just one of those freaky things.¨

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