Underground utility work gone awry left more than 2,000 homes and businesses without power Friday night in a popular South Philadelphia neighborhood.
Homes, restaurants and bars along Passyunk Avenue and the surrounding Passyunk Square neighborhood lost power around 9:30 p.m. Patrons eating out in the trendy district posted photos of their darkened dining experiences on social media.
A PECO Energy spokeswoman tells NBC10 that a crew was working underground in the area and hit something that cut power to around 2,500 customers.
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Some people had power restored about 20 minutes later, but others remained in the dark. PECO said it expects to have service fully restored by 11:30 p.m.