Power Outage Affects Businesses, Traffic in Dickson City

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DICKSON CITY -- A power outage made a busy commercial district even more hectic on Saturday afternoon.

According to PPL, officials shut off power as a safety precaution just before 2 p.m. after a fire started at a substation along Laybourne Street in Dickson City.

Police said a squirrel was to blame and caused about $100,000 in damage to the substation.

About 3,000 homes and businesses were affected by the outage, including many of the businesses and traffic lights along Commerce Boulevard.

Power was restored about an hour later.


  • Nate G

    I was at Jack Williams doing some work. Transformer blew with orange and red smoke and started the fire at the substation.

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