More than 500 lose power near Cottman and Brous

“An is­sue with an un­der­ground cable” be­fore 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, cut power to 571 PECO cus­tom­ers who live near the in­ter­sec­tion of Cottman and Brous av­en­ues.

Power was re­stored to all but one of those cus­tom­ers by 11 p.m. on Monday, said PECO spokes­man Greg Smore. Crews were work­ing this morn­ing to re­store elec­tric ser­vice  to the lone cus­tom­er still in the dark, he said.

The cable lost its load, or stopped car­ry­ing the flow of elec­tri­city, Smore said. Why that happened had not been de­term­ined by late morn­ing today. ••

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