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9:30 p.m. Update
PECO is reporting power is restored as of 8:45 p.m.
The downed wire was in the area of Route 202 and Route 309.
Readers reported outages as far as Route 152 and Route 202 in Chalfont, and to past Hatfield Ice on County Line Road in Colmar. There were also outages reported in Montgomery Commons Shopping Center at North Wales Road and Welsh Road in Montgomery Township.
7:41 p.m. Update
PECO representative Liz Williamson said a downed wire is the cause of the outage. A location has not be specified.
Repairs should be done "within the next couple of hours."
Outages are reported in Chalfont Borough and in areas of Hatfield Township.
Last updated 7:20 p.m.
Patch is monitoring reports of numerous power outages in the North Penn area at this hour.
A map of the reports can be found above.
A PECO spokesperson told Patch that about 2,200 customers in the area are affected.
Crews are said to be in the vicinity searching for the cause of the outage, but the utility could not confirm that it was related to reports of a blown transformer along Knapp Road.
Breaking News Network reports that FDMT Chief Bill Wiegman reports a major power surge in the entire Montgomeryville area. There are numerous businesses with electrical fires, according to reports.
FDMT has responded to two building fire calls: one at Knapp Road and Bethlehem Pike and a second at Country Club Drive and Route 202/Doylestown Road.