CLEARFIELD – Three hundred and fifty Penelec customers were without power Sunday afternoon for about 3.5 hours, as a result of the car/pole accident.
According to Penelec Area Manager John Shimko, the accident occurred around 12:55 p.m. when a car hit a utility pole along Bigler Ave.near East 11th St.
As a result of the accident the pole was broken and crews were called in to make repairs. The resulting power outage affected Penelec customers in the East End area of Clearfield. Power was restored to all customers at approximately 4:15 p.m.
Penelec reminds customers to never approach downed wires as they may be energized. Power outages can be reported by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS or 1-888-544-4877.