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A five-hour power outage throughout the Johnstown area has been rescheduled for Monday, according to Penelec.

Todd Meyers, a Penelec spokesman, said the outage will affect approximately 920 customers between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.

Affected customers have been or will be notified by Penelec, Meyers said.

"If you get a call, you know you're affected," he said.

The outage was originally scheduled for Friday morning, but Penelec crews postponed until Monday after realizing the affect it would have on Johnstown's Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally.

The shutdown is for switch repairs near Frankstown Road and will affect addresses along more than 30 streets in Johnstown, including parts of the downtown.

Meyers said a broken switch will be repaired, which will allow Penelec to transfer the flow of electricity to other lines in the event of an outage.

That work can't be completed while lines are electrified, he said, but may not take the entire estimate of five hours.

"Hopefully it won't take that long, but we have that window in case it does," Meyers said.

​Jocelyn Brumbaugh is a reporter for the Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter @JBrumbaughTD.

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