Power restored to more than 600 customers in Conway

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Power has been restored to all 622 Duquesne Light customers in Conway who were without electricity for several hours due to an equipment failure, a company spokesman said.

Duquesne Light spokesman Brian Knavish said an insulator, which holds the wire away from the utility pole, failed, causing the wire to fall.

Residents in the Beaver County borough reported seeing the top of a utility pole on fire on Foote Street at 7:44 p.m., and soon after, explosions were reported on parallel streets, Porter and Dupont, emergency dispatchers said. Conway police and fire, as well as Duquesne Light crews, responded.

The borough website notes a population of about 2,290, all of which are Duquesne Light customers, Mr. Knavish said.


First Published March 29, 2014 9:14 PM

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