According to reporting from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, after severe winds in the region knocked out power, thousands of West Penn Power customers in southwestern Pennsylvania are still without electricity.
According to the Tribune-Review, as of early Sunday morning, power outages affected approximately 9,000 customers, the majority of whom were located in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. This number is significantly lower than the nearly 30,000 customers who were affected as early as Saturday morning.
Those who are still without power should not expect to have it restored before Monday, according to a report from the Tribune-Review, which cited a West Penn Power spokesperson who said that the company has had difficulty accessing downed lines due to high winds and tree debris.
The spokesperson said that the company has had difficulty accessing downed lines due to high winds and tree debris.
According to West Penn Power’s statement to the Tribune-Review, more crews have been brought in and have been working for a full 16 hours each day.
According to the Tribune-Review, strong winds swept through the southwestern part of Pennsylvania on Friday evening and into Saturday, with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour being reported in Latrobe on Friday night.
According to the Tribune-Review, there have been many instances of homes being destroyed by fallen trees, and one roof has been blown off by the wind. Moreover, Greater Latrobe Senior High School was forced to cancel weekend performances of the musical “Pippin.”