UPDATE, 3:18 p.m.: Nazareth area residents reported having their lights turned back on around 2:15 p.m.
According to Met-Ed's outage map, only a handful of customers remain in the dark -- less than 5 customers in each of the following municipalities:
- Upper Nazareth Township
- Palmer Township
ORIGINAL STORY: About 3,660 Met-Ed customers in the Nazareth area lost power around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The cause is still unknown, according to scanner reports. Volunteers with Upper Nazareth Fire Department and Vigilance Hose Co. No. 1, however, checked out reports of a wire fire at N. Liberty and E. Chestnut streets. Nothing was found.
At 1:44 p.m., a pole on Friedenstahl Avenue was called into Northampton County's 911 center. Located across the street from Nazareth Area Middle School, the pole showed signs of transformer issues, according to scanner reports.
Shafer Elementary School, Nazareth Area High School, Nazareth Area Middle School and Nazareth Area Intermediate School are all working on back-up power.
There is no word from Nazareth Area School District if students will be dismissed early.
When asked for Met-Ed's estimated arrival time, a Northampton County dispatcher said 3 p.m.