Met-Ed Investigates Power Outage in Exeter Township

A power outage was reported in the Lorane section of Exeter Township Friday night.

Beginning around 9:30pm, several neighborhoods and businesses experienced power issues, including the Exeter Commons Shopping Plaza.

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Several traffic lights on 422 were also impacted for a brief time, causing motorists to navigate the intersections in the dark.

Early estimates indicate up to 1,500 lost power. Investigating the outage, Met-Ed trucks could be seen driving the streets pointing spot lights on power lines and transformers.

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Exeter residents took to social media to discuss the outage, with one person noting he saw a large flash of light come from a transformer at the intersection of Gibraltar Road and Ryan Street.

As of 12:30am, Met-Ed now estimates up to 500 without power, with the latest estimated restoration time at 2:30am.

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