West Meeting power outage closes two county offices for the day

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All Springdale Rec activities, except afterschool program, cancelled

By Greg Summers

A Wednesday morning power outage in the Meeting Street corridor has prompted Lancaster County to close two offices and curtail activities at a third for the day.

The outages - impacting 7,800 customers - were fixed within three hours, said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy's vice president of community affairs.

Jiran said the outages were due to a transformer problem.

The Lancaster County Economic Department and Lancaster County Veteran Affairs offices, both in the 1000 block of West Meeting Street, are closed.

Also, most activities at Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, have been suspended for the day.
The only exception is today’s afterschool program. Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Director Hal Hiott said the afterschool program will move outside Wednesday. The afterschool program was not cancelled since the power outage happened after the start of school Wednesday.

Many students enrolled in the program come to Springdale Recreation Complex by bus directly at the end of the school day. Hiott said there was not time to notify their parents so that alternative transportation arrangements could be made.       
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