CLEARFIELD – Power was interrupted Monday evening for Penelec customers in parts of Clearfield, Curwensville and Luthersburg.
According to Penelec Area Manager John Shimko, the outages began around 8:10 p.m. Monday when an insulator broke on a pole on Anderson Ave. in Curwensville. About 160 people on that line were affected. That line runs between DuBois and Curwensville and feeds the substation at Luthersburg. Three hundred and sixty customers served from the Luthersburg substation were interrupted for about 1 hour until crews could sectionalize the line. Repairs were made to the circuit and the 160 Curwensville customers were all restored by 11 p.m.
In a separate incident, a wire came down on S.6th. St. in Clearfield at 8:15 p.m., interrupting service to about 300 people and also the Hyde substation which serves an additional 420 customers. The Hyde customers were restored in about 20 minutes and crews were brought in to repair the downed wire. Because of the close proximity to an additional circuit in Clearfield, it was necessary to interrupt service to an additional 550 customers in the Reedsville area for 25 minutes while line repairs were completed at 10:15 p.m.. All power was restored by 11:35 p.m.
Penelec thanks customers for their patience and understanding and reminds people to stay away from all downed wires as they may be energized and dangerous.
To report power outages please call Penelec at 1-888-544-4877 (1-888-LIGHTSS). It’s the fastest way to begin the restoration process.