Update: The City of Altoona is still experiencing a power outage concentrating in Downtown Altoona. A handful of the network customers have been restored but the majority are still out of service in Downtown Altoona.
Those currently out could remain so for at least several more hours. Penelec is working on a plan to resolve the issue.
The City Emergency Operation Center phone number is: 949-2550. Receive City emergency updates by going to: www.altoonapa.gov If you have an emergency, call 911. Non-emergency assistance is available through the City of Altoona Emergency Operation Center by calling 949-2550.
Penelec estimates the earliest power could be restored to parts of the downtown Altoona area could be mid-day Monday.
Crews are still working to pinpoint the affected areas.
Blair dispatch said this all started with an electrical problem underground. That fire underground is contained at this time.
Penelec is still working to test areas so they can tell what is being affected. Folks should expect possible blackouts for the time being, even if your power is back on now.
There is no threat to public safety.