Thursday’s power outage still affects Altoona apartment complex for seniors

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UPDATE: Power was restored to the school however, the local Blair Towers is still experiencing an outage as of Friday Afternoon forcing residents to be evacuated to the Blair County Convention Center for shelter.

According to Blair Tower, non-perishable food donations are being accepted at the building (1600 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601) for those affected by the outage.

Blair Towers states they received no time frame from Penelec on when power will be restored.


ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An electrical fire in Blair County is blamed for a significant power outage in Altoona.

The Altoona Fire Department responded to the call just before 11:30 a.m., at an electrical box on 8th Avenue.

Penn Lincoln Elementary, Altoona Senior High, and the Junior High Schools were left without power through the afternoon.

We’re told classes and activities run as usual despite the setback; however, the CareerLink office was closed for the rest of the day.

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