Thousands Without Power In Allegheny, Butler Counties

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Thousands of homes and businesses in parts of Allegheny and Butler counties lost power Tuesday evening.

Rob Lombardo, area manager for Penn Power, says 42,000 customers were without service in the Mars, Jackson Township, Cranberry Township, Wexford and Warrendale areas at the peak of the outage.

He says the outage happened at the Maple Substation around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. Entire shopping plazas along Route 19 did not have power Tuesday night. Traffic was backed up because traffic lights were out.

“We were actually coming over to Wendy’s and there’s no power anywhere,” Dan Ofchinick, of Cranberry, said. “There’s none at our home, there’s none anywhere. My sister called me – she lives over toward Seven Fields – there’s no power anywhere, so we’re not sure when it’s coming back on.”

Lombardo says crews are on location repairing two downed transmission lines. The cause is still under investigation. So far, Penn Power says 9,000 homes now have electricity.

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  • Ken Gryger

    Any word yet on what happened? I’m a customer of Penn Power in Wexford. Power has been out a little over an hour. It is 8:30 now.

    • alexa

      i hear that a tracker trailer went in to about 15 pools and it triggerd even more poer outages
      but read my coment under the peter dude it excplains more

      • Matthias

        @ alexa,

        You need to go back to elementary school and learn how to spell and conjugate verbs.

        LOL You made another comment and that comment will explain it more? LOL

  • Tb

    Transformer in cranberry

  • Maru Cruz

    We just lost power in Adams Township. We are Penn Power customers.

  • Peter Eigenmann

    Does anyone know what’s going.
    I am in Seven Fields. No power for about an hour.
    Hearing a lot of fire trucks….
    No update on Penn Power’s webpage, just that there is an outage.

    • alexa

      um well the fire trucks are goingt o spring filled gring it ha a hudge fire exposeing inside and there are about 18 to 25 fires trucks the and about 5 ambleances and 10 police cars and the fire was caused by power out age

      • Matthias

        alexa has to be a joke account… nice troll.

  • nat

    Always a transformer never a deception

    • Transformers...Robots in Disguise

      DECEPITCON (just watched it) :-)

  • Matt

    I’m hearing a tractor trailer took out a few utility poles on 228 by the Marriott.

    • Matt

      Also I’m in Mars. Power came back shortly after the first outage and just went out again around 8:30.

  • Ellen

    How are we going to watch HINES? Ahhh

    • Karen Karlik Whipple

      I couldn’t even record it! =o(

    • Ben

      Who cares

  • pooh


  • Charlene Lepant

    I heard that there is a big fire at the Northland Library.

    • Leah

      No fire at northland library.

  • Phil

    The noise in the Seven Fields area relates to a fire at the Springfield Grill.

  • Peter Eigenmann

    There was some commotion at the Springfield Grill towards Mars on 228. Ambulances, Fire Trucks, Police…
    Not sure what’s going on there..

  • Renee

    I hear Sheetz in Cranberry is giving free ice cream to everyone with no electric!

  • Mark

    How would you people survive before there was power? Bunch of cry babies, suck it up, it happens from time to time. Maybe it will force you to engage your children for a few hours.,

  • L. Bunny

    can someone please bring me some groceries?

  • B

    Raccoon crawled into transformer. Blew it. Whole town is out. Crazy.

    • sheila

      hmmmmm – is that really what happened??

  • Scott

    I heard there may be fire at Springfield Grill. Can anyone confirm?

  • alexa

    hey u are right i was at medexpress acoss the street at the time but it was xaused but the power outage i

    • alexa s

      read my coment under the peter dude

  • Don

    The power didn’t go completely out and the low voltage probabley caused a lot of motors to burn up and smoke causing fire alarms. I shut off our main breaker until the power is fixed to prevent any electrical problems.

  • Joe Momma

    I heard it’s al-Queda

  • zach from cranberry

    This is a perfect instance of why everyone should retake the drivers exam. Happy rapture everyone.

    • BGJ

      I SO agree! Here it goes!
      ALL traffic MUST STOP at a non functioning traffic light.
      Vehicles are to take turns advancing through the intersection; drivers to the right have the right-a-way.

  • critter

    Bush”s fault

  • Jon


  • Uncle Mike

    Is your glock loaded?

    • Joe Momma


  • Ty

    Zombie apocolypse!

  • greg

    The rapture happened and took everyone else to heaven except N allegheny county. We’re going to Hell.

    • Tb

      We’re already there

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