About 3,400 PECO customers lost power Wednesday afternoon after a piece of electrical equipment malfunctioned south of Doylestown.
The equipment was atop a pole at the intersection of Edison Furlong Road and Rt. 611, PECO spokeswoman Liz Williamson told Patch. Passersby reported power lines on fire near the Shell Station at that intersection.
It happened around 1:15 p.m., she said.
At the height of the loss, about 3,400 customers lost power, Williamson said. Many of those outages were very brief - only a minute or two long.
By 2:30 p.m., all but six customers had been restored to power, she said.
"We've still got crews out there working, and they'll stay there until every customer has been restored," Williamson said.
The Y on Lower State Road lost power very briefly around 1 p.m. Spokeswoman Marie Axler said the power was off only for a minute or so.
Other businesses and residents in various parts of Doylestown reported losing power for anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour or more.
Eric Lepping reported power out in his neigbhorhood in Pebble Woods for more than a half hour Wednesday afternoon, and John Ralston said his power on East Court Street was out for a few minutes.
Residents as far north as Bedminster also reported lights flickering.