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Penn Twp. officials dealing with extended power outage

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Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11:15 a.m.
 

Penn Township government offices on Municipal Court are in their second morning of running on a generator because of a power outage.

The outage, which began before business hours Wednesday morning, also caused the closure of Penn Area Library, which is in the same building, for the past two days.

Manager Bruce Light said township employees in the building never lost email service, but phone service was cut off from Wednesday morning until about 9:30 or 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Though the power kept the air-conditioning off, the building has stayed open during business hours for residents to come in and visit offices.

“We carried on with business as usual, other than phone calls,” Light said.

Light said a West Penn Power representative told him that power might be restored by noon on Thursday.

The website for the utility's corporate company, FirstEnergy, states the cause of the outage is being investigated.

Library officials have not indicated when the library, which is in the midst of its summer-reading programs, will reopen.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or cforeman@tribweb.com.

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