Thousands of people left without power after an accident occurred on the Bayfront Parkway

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Thousands of people had been left without power after an accident occurred on the Bayfront Parkway.

The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. this afternoon near the entrance of the Bayfront Convention Center.

According to Penelec, a dump truck hit multiple power lines and this caused a chain reaction affecting substations in downtown Erie.

This accident also cut electricity from about 7,600 customers.

A Penelec spokesperson said that most of the customers had their power restored in about a half hour.

All power was restored in about an hour as well.

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