• Power outages reported in McCandless after line snaps

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    McCANDLESS, Pa. - Hundreds of customers woke up without heat or electricity Friday morning after a power line snapped in McCandless.

    Officials from Penn Power told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy a power pole snapped on Grubbs Road just before 4 a.m., causing two other lines to also fall.

    An estimated 260 customers were originally left without service. Workers said they hope to have power restored to every customer by about 1:15 p.m.

    "My neighbor texted me and had indicated we were awakened by a big flash when the top of this pole toppled with the generator box, a big flash went off,” said Barry Boy, who has no electricity.

    Bondy spoke with Chris Wells, who lives in the area and is using a generator to generate power.

    “I didn’t have an alarm clock and it started getting down to 60, so I thought I better get the generator back out,” Wells said.

    Crews at the scene said they’re not sure what caused the line to snap.

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