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How to Report Power Outage
Power outage in Sheakleyville, Pennsylvania? Contact your local utility company.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ second game of the season against the Utica Coments was suspended on Monday due to a power outage at the Utica (N.Y.) Memorial Auditorium. Play was halted at 17:17 of the second period when the lights went out. The American Hockey League announced the game was suspended
More than 7,900 homes and businesses were without electricity late Thursday morning according to the Penn Power website.
West Penn Power Co. plans to spend about $47 million to trim trees that could impact power lines and other measures to control vegetation in Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Westmoreland and 14 other counties in the state. “We trim and remove trees to help minimize power outages, particularly during severe weather,”
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Power Outage FAQs
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.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.