Equipment failure caused about 6,300 customers to lose power Wednesday morning in Centre County, West Penn Power spokesman Todd Meyers said.
By 8:30 a.m. — about an hour after power was lost — most of the households and businesses in Port Matilda borough and Patton and Halfmoon townships had power restored.
Meyers said the problem occurred in a transmission line that feeds two substations. It’s not known what the exact problem was, but Meyers said the bitter cold temperatures might have played a role, with heat cranked up in houses and businesses.
Full power restoration in the area is expected by 11 a.m.