BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A power issue caused a blackout at Towson Town Center Tuesday, which forced the shopping center to close the night before Valentine’s Day.

Mall officials say the outage happened around 5 p.m. Power was restored just after 6 p.m.

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BGE says it was caused by a malfunctioning piece of equipment.

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The mall remained closed for the rest of the evening and is scheduled to open Wednesday.

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