Another night, another blackout in Ardmore
Once again, we were hit with yet another blackout on Montgomery Ave in Ardmore. It was the exact same zone as depicted in this blog post, and constitutes the 4th significant power outage since 2010. The zone stretched from about 240 W Montgomery Avenue through Anderson Ave, including the west parking lot at Suburban Square. The outage lasted about 75 minutes, from 11:45 PM until 1 AM.
I hung out on Montgomery Ave, hoping to ask PECO employees about what caused the blackout and what the ETA was. Unfortunately, I didn't get the opportunity to speak to any employees, as they kept driving around, presumably checking different pieces of equipment. I observed one employee using a long pole to disconnect 3 relays at the northwest corner of Montgomery and Woodside ave. He then drove west about a block, and restred power to that section. He then drove east to Anderson Ave, and power was restored to the 0th(??) block of West Mongomery about 10 minutes later. I waited a little longer at Woodside Ave to see if he would come and reconnect the relays, but I got cold and decided to go back inside my home.
I still have no idea what is causing these persistent outages, or why only these two blocks are affected.