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Broken piece of transformer knocks out power in Bernville, Tilden

Published On: Jul 02 2013 03:15:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 02 2013 05:01:00 PM CDT

Some 1,800 Met-Ed customers in the Bernville and Tilden Township areas of Berks County were without electricity for a time Tuesday.

BERNVILLE, Pa. -

Some 1,800 Met-Ed customers in the Bernville and Tilden Township areas of Berks County were without electricity for a time Tuesday.

The "cross arm" of a transformer broke, and that's what caused the outage, Met-Ed said.

Customers said they lost power around 9:30 a.m., and some were without for several hours.

Met-Ed said it expected to have power back on for all of its affected customers by 4 p.m.