For once, my insomnia has proven itself useful. I was awake around 4 AM, just in time to see a power failure start.
I called the electric company about it. Good thing their number is in my cell phone contacts, as I really don't feel up to rummaging around for the phone book at this hour.
Per PECO's automated troubleshooting system, the estimated time of repair is 6:25 AM. Phooey. No A/C and no fans = it's going to get warm in here by then.
I wonder how many people will be oversleeping this morning, due to having deactivated alarm clocks?