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Power fully restored at Paris hotel after daylong outage

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In the picture left, the front entrance of the Paris hotel illuminated after a day-long power outage on Nov. 3, 2016. Guests wait in line in the resort's valet area. (Cyndi Lundeberg/FOX5) In the picture left, the front entrance of the Paris hotel illuminated after a day-long power outage on Nov. 3, 2016. Guests wait in line in the resort's valet area. (Cyndi Lundeberg/FOX5)
The replica Eiffel Tower remained illuminated while other signage and hotel lights were in the dark during an hours-long power outage on Nov. 3, 2016. (Adam Herbets/FOX5) The replica Eiffel Tower remained illuminated while other signage and hotel lights were in the dark during an hours-long power outage on Nov. 3, 2016. (Adam Herbets/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Paris hotel-casino fully restored power by Friday morning after a  day-long blackout. 

Guests still hanging around the valet entrance of the Las Vegas Strip resort saw some lights come back on about 10 p.m. Thursday and just after midnight on Friday hotel operations were back to normal. 

Jennifer Forkish, a spokeswoman for Paris' parent company Caesars Entertainment, said the hotel's power was in the process of being restored, as of 10:30 p.m. In the process, Clark County Fire Department was also testing the resort's fire-life safety systems, which was expected for completion by 12:30 a.m.

After the tests, guests who were already checked in can re-enter the property with their existing keys. Guests who were unable to check in during Thursday's outage were directed to remain at their reassigned locations until Friday morning.

Earlier in the evening, hotel officials anticipated the resort to remain closed into the night. Guests and workers were already ordered to evacuate following the initial outage.

The hotel said some guests were being allowed to their rooms to retrieve essential items such as medication. That prompted a long line of people in the front valet area waiting to get inside. The hotel was also working to book affected guests with the neighboring Bally's and Planet Hollywood properties. In addition, other hotels on the Strip were also reportedly called upon to take in affected guests.

The hotel said it is working with the gaming board to ensure guests are compensated fairly. The hotel planned to reimburse guests of other accommodations including flight changes, baggage shipping and show tickets, among others, on a case-by-case basis.

Friday, officials with the property said guests would be compensated for Thursday night's stay plus two additional nights. The hotel also established a helpline for guests. You can contact 1-866-635-6995 or 702-667-1795 for assistance. 

The outage, which began at 9:44 a.m., was the result of on-site construction, according to Paris' parent company, Caesars Entertainment. A main underground power line was severed, according to Clark County Fire Department, and the backup generator did not fix the problem.

Throughout the day, the fire department attempted to temporarily restore power, but those efforts failed, according to officials.

Earlier in the day, firefighters also rescued 11 people in five elevators just as the outage took place. 

In a positive aspect of the outage, CCFD was able to also save a dog who was separated from its owner when the outage hit.

The hotel directed guests currently on property to check in with management at the hotel entrance. In addition, arriving guests were directed to the front desk at Bally's for updates.

As dusk set in Thursday evening, the hotel lights and marquee remained off. What was hard to ignore, though, was the property's popular Eiffel Tower replica remaining illuminated throughout the outage. Some customers thought power had been restored until they got closer to the hotel and realized they were still banned from entering their rooms.

Hotel officials have not yet said why the Eiffel Tower was still lit up.

Employees will be compensated for the work they missed during the outage, officials said. 

Officials said the cost of the outage has not yet been determined. 

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for updates.

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