Power Restored To Pitt After Oakland Outage
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The thunderstorms that moved through the Pittsburgh area Friday morning caused power issues across Pittsburgh’s Oakland section.
Officials say the rain flooded a substation under Bigelow Boulevard.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin reports that crews had to cut power to keep a transformer from blowing up.
They pumped water out of the substation to restore power to customers bit by bit.
Late Friday, the University of Pittsburgh announced that they have power. Classes will resume Saturday, as scheduled.
UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore Hospitals operated under emergency power, according to a UPMC spokesperson.
The spokesperson says that “there are no unmet needs occurring at UPMC Presbyterian” and there is no disruption to the operating schedule. Officials say Magee-Womens Hospital does have power.
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