Power outages affected hundreds

February 22, 2009 5:14:40 PM PST
PECO says approximately 941 customers lost electrical service today as a result of downed wires. The source of the problem was traced to 20th Street and Oregon Avenue.

The reasons for the downed wires is not clear at the present time.

In addition to area residents losing power, a stretch of the business community, including the Shoprite and a McDonald's along Oregon Avenue lost service, too.

PECO expects restored power to all customers around 7:00 p.m.

The repair involves switching lines.

The incident began shortly after 5:00 p.m.

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