Building collapse causes power outage for Duquesne Light customers in Pittsburgh’s North Side
Part of a house under demolition in Pittsburgh’s North Side collapsed onto a road Friday bringing down power lines and starting a few fires.
News exchange partners WPXI reported about 60 Duquesne Light customers lost power Friday as a result of the incident around Armandale Street and Garfield Avenue.
Crews were tearing down several old homes when the collapse knocked down wires and poles nearby that afternoon.
Company spokesman Jerry Lucci said crews needed to replace two poles as a result of the damage, and they hope to have power restored to “the vast majority of customers” by 2 a.m. Saturday.
“About a half dozen customers will need to arrange for repairs to their equipment due to related damage, and will have to arrange for wiring approvals before we can reconnect power,” Lucci said via email to the Tribune-Review Friday night.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .