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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One Comment

  1. Ken Gryger says:

    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.

    1. alexa says:

      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

      1. Matthias says:

        @ 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

  2. Tb says:

    Transformer in cranberry

  3. Maru Cruz says:

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

  4. Peter Eigenmann says:

    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.

    1. alexa says:

      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

      1. Matthias says:

        alexa has to be a joke account… nice troll.

  5. nat says:

    Always a transformer never a deception

    1. Transformers...Robots in Disguise says:

      DECEPITCON (just watched it) 🙂

  6. Matt says:

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

    1. Matt says:

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

  7. Ellen says:

    How are we going to watch HINES? Ahhh

    1. Ben says:

      Who cares

    2. Karen Karlik Whipple says:

      I couldn’t even record it! =o(

  8. pooh says:

    Decepticon!!!

  9. Charlene Lepant says:

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

    1. Leah says:

      No fire at northland library.

  10. Phil says:

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

  11. Peter Eigenmann says:

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

  12. Renee says:

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

  13. Mark says:

    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.,

  14. L. Bunny says:

    can someone please bring me some groceries?

  15. B says:

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

    1. sheila says:

      hmmmmm – is that really what happened??

  16. Scott says:

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

  17. alexa says:

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

    1. alexa s says:

      read my coment under the peter dude

  18. Don says:

    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.

  19. Joe Momma says:

    I heard it’s al-Queda

    1. BGJ says:

      That is why we NEED to pass PA legislation “American Laws for American Courts!
      http://actforamerica.org/

  20. zach from cranberry says:

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

    1. BGJ says:

      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.

  21. critter says:

    Bush”s fault

  22. Jon says:

    Rapture!!!

  23. Uncle Mike says:

    Is your glock loaded?

    1. Joe Momma says:

      Always

  24. Ty says:

    Zombie apocolypse!

  25. greg says:

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

    1. Tb says:

      We’re already there

  26. Ralph says:

    Maybe the Martians have landed in Cranberry!

  27. lauren says:

    Kirstie Alley was cha cha’ing and her ass hit a transformer in cranberry

  28. Lisa says:

    Almost got hit twice crossing 228! STOP!!! It is a 4 way stop when lights are out! Who does not know this? Oh. What is this rapture thing???

  29. jj says:

    Spring field grilles roof caught on fire but has nothing to do with the shortage. All the fire trucks are heading to houses that the alarms go off since there is no power. All the news day it is a transformer that blew. We haven’t had power since 745 or so

  30. lauren says:

    Ps springfield grille did NOT catch fire. Their air conditioner was smoking which forced them to evacuate. It has nothing to do with a power outage.

  31. em says:

    I find it all a bit strange…

  32. jin says:

    When will the power come back?

  33. The King says:

    It’s Patrick Mihaly’s fault. He’s on Neville Island, blame him!

  34. Scared says:

    Earlier in the evening witnesses reported a cigar shaped airborne object heading southwest out of the Moraine State Park area. The craft made no noises as it proceeded thru the sky.
    Approx. a half hour later more reports came in to Pa State Police indicating that
    an aircraft with circular shape was apparently in trouble and had crashed near The North Park Lounge. Power had been lost just after this report…………….
    Police are now investigating the crash site. more later………

  35. jan says:

    they r hope to have everyone back online around mid.

  36. Chris says:

    @scared
    Yeah afterwards I heard that the survivor got out and he shot lighting out of his ass and blew up the generator.

  37. Scared says:

    Rob Lombardo, area manager for Penn Power was at the site tonight. After a few minutes inspecting the site he said: ” I have never seen anything like this, except maybe in a Sci-Fi movie on Chilly Billy’s Saturday night shows.”

    Crews are on-site tonight working on two transmission lines that serve the substation. Though the lines are down, Mr. Lombardo could not provide a cause.

    “It really does take something pretty drastic to take those down,” Mr. Lombardo said. “I can’t blame the weather on those.” He would not comment on the aircraft. Penn Power workers were held back from the craft by EPA safety officials. The craft was still vibrating and smoking.

  38. Scared says:

    Reports from the rural north say the craft came from the Seven Fields area and proceeded south. Other reports have the saucer did not come from Seven Fields but instead………………………….Mars.

  39. moleak says:

    Eyes may be a moron but eyes got your cranberry womens chicken chitterlings and thighs.

  40. moleak says:

    Man that was not a space craft man it was my soul pole swinging doing some late golfin trysin to get a hole in one.

  41. Chip says:

    I hope Alexa did not graduate from Pine Richland, North Allegheny or Mars school districts.

    1. Matthias says:

      I don’t think Alexa graduated from elementary school.

      She must be Jethro Bodine’s long lost sister.

  42. Give me a break says:

    Give Alexa a break, please… Everyone is different, my son is Autistic, he is awful at spelling but soars in math… We each have our strengths and weaknesses… Who are we to judge so quickly and make fun of someone… Get your pride from somewhere else, not making fun of people…

    1. Matthias says:

      @ Give me a break,

      Save your sermon for Sunday.

      And, what a shameful way to let it be known to strangers that your son is Autistic.

      No breaks for Alexa. No, none at all.

    2. STFU says:

      I’ll give you a break , there are people out there that think their so smart.
      Don’t listen to a coward bully like Matthias who hides behind a computer for he has issues and thats why he feels he has something to prove.

      1. Matthias says:

        @STFU,

        Grammar & other errors:

        1. comma misplaced
        2. “that instead of “who”
        3. “their” instead of “they’re”
        4. Improper usage and missing punctuation marks
        5. “thats” instead of “that’s”
        6. The entire reply is clunky and needs to be re-written

        I’d say STFU is most likely in the 5th grade.

  43. quagmire says:

    IT WAS STINKBUGS IN THE TRANSFORMER

  44. praveen says:

    thats not a big deal. Power cuts in india are often as planes in us.😉 check out indian power cuts. http://www.vidhyaashram.com

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