Update: Power returned in Altoona after outage affects more than 7,000

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UPDATE 6/10/20 4:20 p.m. – Penelec confirmed that a lightning strike blew a fuse near the power station causing all electricity to go out for many nearby residents.

The power was restored around 2:45 p.m.


ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – On Wednesday afternoon it was reported that over 6,600 residents in Altoona are without power. Over 500 customers in Logan Township are also affected.

According to officials, Penelec is working on the cause of the outage. It is estimated that power will be restored around 4:30 p.m.

Various reports have also indicated street lights in Downtown Altoona are not working.

We will continue to update this story as more details become available.

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