Power outage strands riders on Cedar Point roller coaster

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- A power outage at Cedar Point amusement park Monday afternoon left some Memorial Day visitors trapped on halted rides for more than an hour.

A spokesman for Cedar Point in Sandusky says the outage, which started shortly before 2:30, was caused by a car that hit a utility pole. 

One visitor posted pictures and video of Millennium Force roller coaster riders trapped halfway up one of the coaster’s steep ascents.

Temperatures in Sandusky reached up to 87 degrees during the incident, according to the Weather Channel.

Crews were able to restore power within about two hours.

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