Crews Working Around the Clock to Restore Power to Region

| February 26, 2019

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Crews from power companies throughout the state continue to work around the clock to restore electric to thousands of customers who lost service due to severe weather.

(Photo courtesy First Energy Corporation.)

Sporadic wind gusts on Sunday and early Monday resulted in electric outages affecting all of the major electric service providers in the region.

As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Energy Corporation, the parent company for WestPenn Power and Penelec, reported 25,380 total outages. Regional outages include 1,257 in Armstrong County, 1,495 in Butler County, 89 in Clarion County, 347 in Clearfield, 40 in Crawford County, 583 in Indiana County, 424 in Jefferson County, 198 in Mercer County, 52 in Venango County, and fewer than 5 in Warren County.

Additionally, an estimated 811 outages were being reported by United Electric at 8:35 a.m., including 8 in Armstrong County, 8 in Clearfield County, 4 in Elk County, 20 in Indiana County, and 764 in Jefferson County.

As of 8:40 a.m., Central Electric had approximately 62 members without power, including 14 in Armstrong County, 35 in Butler County, 5 in Clarion County, and 8 in Venango County.

In total, over 102,000 Pennsylvania residents were without power as of Monday evening; however, that number has since dropped well below 100,000 and continues to decrease.

There is no estimated time of restoration for those without power.


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