Meadville Tribune

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March 10, 2014

Line failure causes outage in downtown Meadville

MEADVILLE — A primary line failure in downtown Meadville left about 400 Penelec customers without power for several hours Monday morning.

The outage started at approximately 9:40 a.m., according to Bill Jerin, Penelec spokesperson in Erie, who said the cause of the failure is still under investigation.

Meadville Auxiliary Police directed traffic at several intersections around Liberty, Grove and North Streets as several traffic lights went out as a result of the outage, which reached areas between Ryan Road and the Kerrtown area north to south and Dunham Road and Leslie Road west to east.

Power was restored at about 12:30 p.m. when Penelec crews repaired the high-voltage line.

The investigation as to what caused the failure may take a couple days or even a week, Jerin said.

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