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PPL power line goes into service

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 20 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 21 2013 06:39:09 PM CDT

A PPL power line that took a lot of legal wrangling to build is going into service.

A PPL power line that took a lot of legal wrangling to build is going into service.

The Coopersburg-Quakertown transmission line is finally online.

You'll recall Springfield Township in Bucks County took PPL to court over the project before settling.

PPL says the 6.6-mile power line will improve service for some 50,000 customers.

PPL also says the line will let crews reroute power faster during storms and hopefully that will reduce power outages.

A $24 million electrical substation that's part of the project is still under construction in Springfield Township.