Power outage unexplained

PPL officials still are trying to determine what caused a power outage Wednesday afternoon that affected much of Center City as well as part of the city’s Historical District, according to Teri MacBride, a utility company spokeswoman.

The outage, which began about 12:15 p.m., affected 446 customers, most of whom had service restored in a very short period, MacBride said. However, a handful of customers still were without power two hours later, she said.

PPL crews worked throughout the afternoon, trying to correct the problem.