Met-Ed schedules brief power outage to repair substation

Outage expected to last 30 to 60 minutes while repairs made to substation

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Published: Nov 07 2012 01:09:56 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2012 11:12:11 PM EST
Met-Ed substation
READING, Pa. -

Some Met-Ed customers in east Reading and Mount Penn spent part of their election night in the dark.

The utility notified its customers of a planned outage via Twitter:

"Reading customers: To make repairs to a substation, we must take it out of power at 10 pm for 30-60 mins. We apologize for the inconvenience."

About 3,000 homes and businesses were to be affected by the outage, which a Met-Ed spokeswoman said was expected to last about 30 minutes.