- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

PITCAIRN, Pa. (AP) - Power has been restored to a suburban Pittsburgh borough after three transformer explosions left its 3,000 residents without power for more than six hours in frigid temperatures.

Pitcairn is about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh and lost power about 3 a.m. Thursday.

Although Duquesne Light supplies electricity to Pitcairn, a borough-run company distributes it to residents. Duquesne Light restored the power and Pitcairn officials say residents were back in service by about 9:30 a.m.

The outage came at a bad time, weather-wise. Early-morning temperatures were in the low double-digits, with wind chills in the minus single digits.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the transformers to fail.

A warming center had been set up at a local volunteer fire hall.


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