Power Outage in Wilkes Barre, PA

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Power outage in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania? Contact your local utility company.

PPL Electric
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UGI Utilities
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Claverack Rural Elec Coop Inc
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(800) 326-9799
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Wilkes Barre Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 19, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong thunderstorm winds knocked down numerous power lines across the city of Wilkes-Barre. Over 500 customers were without power.

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November 25, 2001 - Thunderstorm Wind

Tree fell over a utility wire on Bear Creek Boulevard. 10 customers lost power.

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May 18, 2000 - Thunderstorm Wind

A roof was blown off a house as well as roof damage to a business from thunderstorm winds. Also numerous trees and wires were reported down across the northern portion of the county. There was also some damage to buildings and vehicles from falling trees and limbs. 10000 people left without power.

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Minor league report: Penguins-Comets game suspended due to power outage | TribLIVE.com

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

Oct 18, 2022

WB Power Outage | Eyewitness News Open Navigation Close Navigation

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Many PPL customers are experiencing a power outage in Wilkes-Barre Thursday morning.

Sep 8, 2022

Power outage at Austin airport leads to flight delays Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.

Sep 7, 2022

Homicide trial postponed Tuesday due to power outage | Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — Electrical service has been restored to nearly 1,000 PPL customers in Wilkes-Barre after a power outage Tuesday morning that postponed a homicide…

Aug 30, 2022

SNAP, EBT outages reported across the country Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

An outage affecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was reported across the country Sunday, according to Down Detector.

Aug 28, 2022

Power Outage in Luzerne, Lackawanna Counties | Eyewitness News Open Navigation Close Navigation

LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — PPL is reporting a power outage that is impacting over 1,000 residents stretching from Luzerne into Lackawanna County.

Aug 4, 2022

Power outage, blocked roads after storm | wnep.com

The sight of a tree snapped in half may be found in many parts of our area after Sunday night's storm. Nicholson had several trees blocking the road.

Jul 25, 2022

Blakely Borough Power Outage | Eyewitness News Open Navigation Close Navigation

BLAKELY BOROUGH, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Government officials in the Blakely Borough draw attention to residents expressing a power outage.

Jun 10, 2022

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Live at Valley View Terrace and still no power.

Lisa Scott | August 24, 2020  

Live. At. Plainsview. Apts. no. Power. Since. This. Morning When. Can. I. And. The. Other. Tenants. Receive. Power. Back. On.

Nadine. Seaman | April 13, 2020  

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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.

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Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

City Wilkes Barre
County Luzerne
State Pennsylvania (PA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 18701, 18702, 18703, 18705, 18706, 18710, 18711, 18762, 18764, 18765

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