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July 16, 2015

Service restored after major power outage along University City commercial strip

72 buildings affected by major PECO power outage in University City

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More than 70 buildings were temporarily left without power along the commercial strip of 40th Street in University City after a major PECO outage on Thursday afternoon.

According to PECO's outage map, there were two outages in the area affecting 72 customers. A scheduling crew responded and service was restored shortly after 6:00 p.m. A PECO spokesperson said that underground wire tripped at 36th and Market streets was the cause of the outages.