Power Outage in Palmerton, PA

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Pacific Power
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NorthWestern Energy
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Flathead Electric Cooperative
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Yampa Valley Electric Association
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Palmerton Power Outages Caused by Weather


February 15, 2021 - Ice Storm

Freezing rain fell across the county. The highest observed report was from a trained spotter near Christmans, who reported 0.16 inches of ice accretion. However, reports from neighboring Monroe County suggest at least 0.50 inches of glaze ice likely accumulated in parts of the county. Several hundred customers also lost power.

March 2, 2018 - High Wind

A wind gust of 60 mph at 1330EST was reported by the ASOS unit at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport. Numerous trees and power outages were reported.

March 2, 2018 - Winter Storm

A heavy, wet snow accumulated to a reported depth of 5.5 inches in Albrightsville, and 2.0 inches in Jim Thorpe. Wind gusts to near 60 MPH (higher elevations), and 50 MPH (lower elevations) caused whiteout conditions during the afternoon and evening commute on March 2nd. I-80 was closed for more than 12 hours. Widespread power outages and significant tree damage was reported throughout the county.

July 26, 2012 - Thunderstorm Wind

A severe thunderstorm knocked down a few trees and power lines in Palmerton.

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July 7, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

A severe thunderstorm knocked down a couple of trees in Mahoning Township and forced the closure of Pennsylvania State Route 902, Mill Road, near Straus Valley Road. There were still about 200 Pennsylvania Power and Light customers without power in Carbon County on the morning of the 8th.

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July 27, 2006

A severe thunderstorm moved across Carbon County, PA during the late afternoon hours of July 27th. Strong winds generated from the storm knocked down a tree as well as power lines in Albrightsville at 4:49 PM EDT. The downed tree and wires partially blocked Fund Grove Drive.

June 1, 2006

Thunderstorm winds that below through Carbon County during the later afternoon of June 1st downed power lines in Nesquehoning. A large tree was also knocked down across Dock Street in Lansford.

December 2, 2005

Strong gusty west winds tore down one large tree in Lehighton. The tree fell on and took down wires on Bridge Street. This knocked out power for half of the town for about two hours. It also caused a massive traffic jam as Bridge Street was closed as repairs were made. The peak wind gust at the Lehigh Valley International Airport was 41 mph.

July 21, 2003

A potent line of severe thunderstorms knocked down several trees and wires from Jim Thorpe east to the Monroe County line. A downed tree blocked U.S. Route 209 in Trachsville. Pea sized hail also fell. Systemwide, about 176,000 Pennsylvania Power and Light Customers lost power in Pennsylvania because of the line of severe storms, about 12,000 of the outages were in the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

August 15, 2002

A lightning strike of a natural gas line in Jim Thorpe caused a fire beneath the Pennsylvania State Route 903 Inter-Borough Bridge. The fire forced the closure of the bridge and a voluntary evacuation of nearby residents in a nursing home and on Front Street. Pennsylvania Power and Light crew shut off the meters to individual customers and the gas line itself. About 1,000 homes lost their gas supply. The fire then burned itself out at 1245 a.m. EDT on the 16th. Elsewhere in Jim Thorpe, another lightning strike occurred so close to one home that the ensuing thunder shook the home so violently that a picture flew off the wall. The picture landed on a woman and caused head and shoulder bruises.


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What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

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  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania

City Palmerton
County Carbon
State Pennsylvania (PA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 18071

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