Nearly 15,000 Homes Without Power

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Nearly 15,000 customers in Westmoreland County and surrounding areas are without power and it may take several days before service is restored.

Allegheny Power reports on its website that for customers in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties, the lights may not come back on until Saturday.

Even so, crews were out late Wednesday night cutting through fallen trees and working to get the power back on.

A line of storms Wednesday evening spawned a tornado that ripped apart homes, snapped trees like twigs and knocked down phone and utility lines.

The Red Cross set up a warming shelter at the Hempfield Township Municipal Building in the Greensburg-Hempfield Business Park on Woodward Drive.

  • Angela Piper

    I picked up 2 inch sized hail, It was shaped like cauliflower. In Penn, Pa. Scarey Scarey. Its amazing to see the footage of the storm and people werent seeking shelter right away. People need to seek shelter and help others instead of getting video. We may not be so luck next time with no injuries.

  • Angela Piper

    Of course, maybe they went in in the nick of time. but its still scarey. Had some friends running to safety in their cars cause their homes had no foundation.
    Mae sure your foundation is soild, you never know what life will deal your way.

  • Angela Piper

    Oh my hubby Works for the power company. Prayers should go out to him and the people who restore everything.

    • Rob

      We had a powerline go down in our driveway. We went to my parents until the utility companies take care of the electrical problems before we start the clean up. We were one of the lucky ones on fosterville.

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