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Updated 8:49 p.m. -- Tuesday, Aug. 26

Blackouts hit 3,400 West Philadelphia residents at approximately 5:20 p.m. today and lasted until approximately 7:50 p.m.

The cause of the blackout was a transformer at 43rd and Sansom streets, said Division of Public Safety spokeswoman Stef Cella.

Crews were immediately dispatched to investigate and restore power. Extra Penn Police officers patrolled the area and directed traffic at intersections where traffic lights were not working, Cella said.

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