More than 700 West Penn Power customers briefly lost power Monday afternoon in State College and College and Harris Townships.
Company spokesman Tom Kearney said a wire came down near the old Ponderosa Steakhouse, 1630 S. Atherton St.
“When a crew got there, they determined they had to turn the circuit off to make it safe to fix,” he said.
A total of 769 customers were without power when the crew did so at 2:45 p.m. By 3:30, Kearney said power had returned to all.
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Kearney said the reason for the wire coming down was unclear.
Alpha Fire Company crews also responded and regional Fire Director Steve Bair said the wire caused a small fire in the brush when it fell but that, when energy personnel cut the power, the fire “took care of itself.”