It was a busy night for Penelec crews in southern Erie County after a power surge eaves hundreds of households in the dark.

This happened around 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the Edinboro substation.

According to Penelec officials, there was an equipment failure at the substation that led to the outages.

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500 customers were affected, but a majority of customers were put back online at 9:30 p.m., according to Penelec.