PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Thousands of people still don’t have power Wednesday after a windstorm ripped through western Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Early Wednesday afternoon, more than 5,600 Duquesne Light customers still don’t have power, and more than 6,800 FirstEnergy customers in our area are still in the dark.
But some extra help has now arrived.
Several Alabama Power crews gathered at the Monroeville Convention Center Wednesday morning. They are in town to assist Duquesne Light crews with the thousands of customers that still don’t have power.
A total of 91 Alabama Power crews arrived Tuesday night.
That means more than 1,000 people from Duquesne Light, Alabama Power and other contractors will be working around the clock to get power back on.
With the help of Alabama Power, we have more than 1,000 personnel combined working to restore power to the remaining 10% of customers. We thank the Alabama team for responding to our request for Mutual Assistance and helping us fully restore power to our region. pic.twitter.com/vTaAnkvVfd
— Duquesne Light (@DuquesneLight) February 27, 2019
West Penn Power crews also have 1,000 workers out, working around the clock to fix the lines. The biggest outages are in Washington and Westmoreland counties.
As for Penn Power, electricity is expected to be restored by Thursday. For West Penn Power, the majority of customers can expect to see power on by Thursday night.
The remainder may not see their lights on until Saturday.
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Duquesne Light crews expect the majority of customers to be out of the dark by Wednesday evening.