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- At least 1400 customers were without power due to an outage in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood.
- An underground electrical equipment issue near 16th and Wallace streets caused the outage around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to PECO.
- Power was restored for all customers around 4 p.m., PECO said.
Power was restored for customers following outages in Philadelphia's Spring Garden neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
A broken pole on 16th and Wallace streets caused the outage around 2:45 p.m., according to a PECO spokesperson. PECO initially said the outage was caused by an underground equipment issue but later clarified it was caused by the broken pole which was weakened over time and leaning.
The outage impacted at least 1400 customers in Fairmount and Spring Garden.
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The power was back on for all customers around 4 p.m., PECO said.
The incident occurred days after an underground fire caused outages in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood.