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Met-Ed: York City outages caused by wires touching

A power outage affected about 1,800 eastern York City residents Thursday, Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of Met-Ed.

A power outage affected more than 2,000 people in York City Thursday morning.

Met-Ed spokesman Todd Meyers said the power outage affected roughly 2,700 residents between about 7:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Two power lines near East Philadelphia Street came into contact with each other and caused the outage, he said.

He said an upper line sagged into a lower line. Meyers said he was not sure what caused the lines to do that. 

It impacted a substation in eastern York, and the outage affected residents in the eastern part of York City, according to Meyers.