West Penn Power
There is now closure for the family of a Westmoreland County woman who was killed when a power line fell on top of her in 2009.
A record-setting award has been handed down for the family of a Westmoreland County woman electrocuted when a power line fell on her. The jury awarded $109 million, which a judge says is the largest award in the history of Allegheny County.
Closing arguments were held Wednesday in a lawsuit against West Penn Power. The family of Carrie Goretzka is suing over a power line that fell on the woman and killed her in 2009.
Local utility crews have mobilized their workers in preparation for widespread power outages anticipated from Superstorm Sandy.
The Appliance Turn-In Program is offering cash for some of your trash.
PennDOT as well as utility companies are ready for the wintry mix that’s moving across our area. Road crews spent much of Friday pre-treating roads by applying a salt brine to the pavement so that ice won’t bond to the surface.
The wet snow this weekend could be problematic for power lines. West Penn Power officials say one of the worst outages they ever had was from a storm like the one heading to the area this weekend.
The gusty winds have kept power crews working all weekend to restore service.