Victoria Mall hit with short-term power loss

The lights went out for some Victoria Mall customers Monday morning.

About 11:15 a.m. the shops on the north side of the mall, including J.C. Penney and Dillard's, lost power, said AEP spokesman Elgin Janssen.

American Electric Power technicians responded to the call and restored light to the shops around noon.

The outage may have been caused by a lightning arrester failure, Janssen said.