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Circuit Breaker Causes Thursday Power Outage

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Chris Rossetti

power-line-482546_1280CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A power outage effecting 4,352 customers of FirstEnergy (WestPenn Power/Penelec) occurred for just over an hour on Thursday afternoon.

According to FirstEnergy spokesperson Scott Surgeoner, the power went out at 12:46 p.m. and all power was restored by 1:55 p.m. for a total outage time of one hour, nine minutes.

“A circuit breaker tripped,” Surgeoner said. “Right now, we don’t know why.”

About 2,331 of the 4,352 outages were in Clarion County.

A detailed description of the areas involved in Clarion County follows:

- Beaver Township – Fewer than five customers, out of 638
- Clarion Township – Fewer than five customers, out of 1.704
- Elk Township – 29 customers, out of 307
- Farmington Township – 925 customers, out of 1,239
- Highland Township – 22 customers, out of 22
- Knox Township – 322 customers, out of 332
- Paint Township – 802 customers, out of 802
- Salem Township – Fewer than five customers, out of 171
- Shippenville Borough – 21 customers, out 296
- Washington Township – 204 customers, out of 578

There were also just over 2,000 customers affected in Forest County in the following areas:

- Barnett Township – 277 customers, out of 414
- Green Township – 230 customers, out of 231
- Howe Township – Fewer than five customers, out of 189
- Jenks Township – 1406 customers, out of 1406
- Kingsley Township – 84 customers, out of 85

The incident remains under investigation.


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