Power back in Middletown after weekend power outage

Power is back on for more than 50,000 customers of Orange & Rockland Utilities after a weekend power outage. Electricity was fully restored just before

The outage stretched form the Hudson Valley to parts of Pennsylvania.

The outage stretched form the Hudson Valley to parts of Pennsylvania. (12/7/15)

MIDDLETOWN - Power is back on for more than 50,000 customers of Orange & Rockland Utilities after a weekend power outage.

Electricity was fully restored just before sunrise on Sunday morning.

The outage stretched from the Hudson Valley to parts of Pennsylvania.

It was caused by a transmission line, which came down in a substation outside of Middletown.

Because it covered such a wide area, O&R had to gradually restore power to prevent a second outage.

At the height of the blackout, all 28,000 residents of Middletown were without power

 

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