Power outage causes hurdle for home chefs in Dauphin County

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Power's out! Not what cooks want to hear on the biggest meal day of the year. About 1600 PPL customers in Dauphin County lost power early Thanksgiving morning.

Basting her turkey, Liz Wisniewski had a much brighter day after a dark morning.

“I freaked out,” said Wisniewski. “I was not happy. I put the phone down. And was like we don't have power!”

PPL reported 1600 people in the Lower Swatara Township area lost power Thursday morning. Spokesman Jim Nulton told abc27 an exposed phase wire at the Oberlin substation caused the outage.

For home chefs like Liz, no electricity could mean no Thanksgiving dinner. Or in her case, something even worse – silence.

“Family would get here and there would be no football on TV because that's Thanksgiving.”

PPL crews were able to restore power by noon. For Wisniewski and her neighbors, they were thankful for their hard work.

“Most definitely,” said Jerome Spencer. “Because now I can go get something to eat.”

“I am thankful the power is back on,” reiterated Wisniewski.

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