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Major Power outages in Cumberland Sunday.

May 5th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Widespread power outages are reported throughout Allegany County, especially in downtown Cumberland this morning. Electrical service in South Cumberland had been experiencing brownouts and blackouts all Sunday morning and shortly after 7:00 a.m. electrical power to downtown Cumberland failed, knocking WCBC studios off the air untill 9:45 a.m. Potomac Edison continues to investigate the cause of the outage that has affected approximately 500 customers, with a number of power lines in the community presently down electrical restoration is expected around 11:30 today for downtown Cumberland and 1:30 for the surrounding community.