Power Restored In Cranberry Twp.

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) –  A copper wire theft knocked out power for thousands of people in Cranberry Township.

According to First Energy, someone broke into a substation on Route 19 between Cranberry and Zelienople and stole all the copper ground wires.

The suspect had to get through a large fence with barbed wire to access the copper wire.

First Energy said it was an extremely dangerous theft.

Service is not expected to be restored until late Wednesday.

Cranberry Township Police are investigating and are checking local hospitals for any burn patients.

This is the fourth copper theft in a week from First Energy.  Two others  were In Zelienople, while the other was in Evans City.

Water and ice were offered for customers affected by the power outage at Giant Eagle stores in Cranberry and Seven Fields.

Power has been restored to the majority of customers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cranberry Township Police Department at (724)-776-5180.

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One Comment

  1. Matt Drudge must have invested in copper in the recent past, how frequently he links up to copper thief stories…….

    http://rhymeandreasonable.com

  2. Job Loser says:

    Copper theft, the inflation alarmist obsession.

  3. deryni1 says:

    Drudge doesn’t have to. My office and three others in the neighborhood lost their Air conditioners a week ago. Was a Sunday night/Monday morning. Next day was 99 degrees F. We lost a day and a half of work productivity as well as about a thousand dollars to put in window and portable units for temporary use. Still waiting on insurance to see what will cover, and all so they could get maybe $200 in copper [each unit minimum of $1700 to replace).

  4. deryni1 says:

    This wasn’t in a poor neighborhood, just a business district on a weekend night.

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