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Power companies rush to restore electricity after Saturday's storms in Southwest Pennsylvania | TribLIVE.com
The storm that blew through the region Saturday afternoon left tens of thousands of households without power, as one of the region’s two major power companies reported significant progress while the other reported more customers were affected. Trees and power lines were down all across the region after high winds
People who set off fireworks on their property should be aware that the display they enjoy for a few moments could cause a power outage lasting hours, West Penn Power said as a warning of what might happen if safety procedures are not followed. While fireworks and foil balloons are
A storm blew through Southwestern Pennsylvania early Wednesday evening and toppled numerous trees, knocking out electricity and damaging homes. West Penn Power reported it had about 12,500 customers without electricity in Southwestern Pennsylvania, primarily in Westmoreland, Washington, Indiana, Butler and Fayette counties, as of 5:52 a.m. Thursday morning. Outside of
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,”
About 2,600 First Energy customers in Allegheny County and 17,400 in Washington County were without power at noon Friday after a winter storm moving through Southwestern Pennsylvania transitioned from freezing rain and sleet to snow. An additional 6,000 Duquesne Light customers also were in the dark, the utility reported just
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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.