Service Restored for Most in Germantown Power Outage

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    July 19, 2013: A utility pole leans against a Germantown section of Philadelphia home.

    Service has been restored  for most of the 1,300 residents in the Germantown section of the city that awoke to unwelcome heat and a power outage early this morning.

    According to PECO, the outage began at 7:42 a.m. and was triggered by a utility pole leaning on a house on the 5200 block of Pulaski Avenue.

    The pole has since been removed and PECO says crews are still on the scene working on repairs. They hope to restore service for the remaining 39 customers without power by noon today.

    "Our primary concern is to make sure we get the power back on for the customers as quickly and safely as possible," PECO spokesman Fred Maher said.

    PECO spokesman Debra Yemenijian says most of the remaining customers without power are located on the 4800 and 4900 blocks of Wayne Avenue and on the 200 block of West Clapier Street.

    SkyForce10 hovered overhead as the utility pole leaned. There were also downed wires on the block.

    According to PECO, the outage is not heat related. Maher says the base of the pole broke.

    It is still unknown exactly what caused the pole to break. Maher says that is still being investigated.

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