Power outage affects about 2,600 customers in Westmoreland
An equipment failure on an electrical transmission line in New Stanton interrupted service to about 2,600 customers of West Penn Power Friday.
Electric service that had gone out about 3 p.m. was restored to customers just before 8 p.m. Friday, according to the utility's website.
Utility spokesman Todd Meyers said the power outage began when an insulator failed on a transmission line near the United Parcel Service terminal in New Stanton.
"We initially thought the problem only involved service to the UPS facility, but what happened was that problem sent a current back to the Youngwood substation along Route 119, impacting a number of circuits there," Meyers said.
Customers in New Stanton and portions of Hempfield, Greensburg and Youngwood were affected.
The outage affected the Greater Greensburg Sewage Authority facility along Route 119.
"We had to send some crews there to help reset their relays. They were back in service about 5:45 p.m.," Meyers said.
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