PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — According to officials, a blackout was evaluated on Tuesday night along Broad Street in Center City.

PECO reported that they received many calls regarding a blackout along Broad Street to 15th and from Callowhill to Vine Street. A crew was sent out to the the scene to evaluate the situation and begin repairs.

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Officials with PECO believe the blackout occurred around 7:00 p.m. They add that they believe the cause of the blackout could be stemming from damaged underground wires nearby.

Customers in the area were impacted. By 8:30 p.m., a PECO official said the power load had been restored to the 175 customers affected by the outage. The power load has been temporarily restored and PECO said that no timetable can be made for a permanent repair.

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No injuries or accidents have been reported.



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