UPDATE: Power restored to most of Altoona, some areas still affected

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UPDATED: As of 6:49 p.m. Power has been restored to most of Altoona after a fire at a Penelec substation that occurred earlier in the day.

Penelec is still currently working to restore power after more than 2,200 outages were originally reported. Now there are less than 200 outages Penelc is currently trying to resolve.

Below are the original areas that were affected.


ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) —Drivers are asked to avoid several areas in Altoona due to power and traffic signal outages.

Drivers are asked to avoid several areas in Altoona due to power and traffic signal outages.

According to Altoona Emergency Management, Penelec had a fire in one of its substations which is causing a majority of the outages. The following areas have been impacted:

  • 17th St & Valley View Boulevard
  • 17th St from Pleasant Valley Boulevard to Osgood
  • 7th St & Pleasant Valley Boulevard
  • S 15th St & Valley View Boulevard
  • Crawford Avenue & 1st Street

Altoona Police and Logan Township Police are currently at the scene. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and drive with extreme caution. There is no estimated time for outage repair times to date.

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