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Afternoon Power Outage Affects Thousands

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Power is back on for thousands of customers, after a big outage Friday afternoon.

More than 4,600 people were effected, including a number of  homes in Frontier.
The street lights were out in several busy intersections, including 8th & Bayfront, causing a lot of congestion.
Erie police were busy directing traffic for about an hour.
According to Penelec, a transformer blew at 3rd and Sassafras, which caused the outage.
Power was back on by 3:00 Monday afternoon.

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