Power Restored to Most Customers After High Winds

| February 27, 2019

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Officials from area utility companies reported early Wednesday that power has been restored to most customers in the region.

(Photo courtesy WestPenn Power)

Thousands of customers found themselves without power as a result of high winds on Sunday and early Monday; however, crews have been working around the clock to restore service.

As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, First Energy Corporation, the parent company for WestPenn Power and Penelec, reported 8,377 total outages. Regional outages include 381 in Armstrong County, 241 in Butler County, 21 in Clarion County, 15 in Clearfield, 109 in Indiana County, 34 in Jefferson County, and 57 in Mercer County. Fewer than 5 outages are being reporting in Crawford County. Power to customers in Venango and Warren counties has been fully restored.

Additionally, power has been restored for all Central Electric Cooperative and United Electric customers.

In total, approximately 16,000 Pennsylvania households and businesses were without electric service as of Wednesday morning – a dramatic decrease from the 130,000 being reported on Monday.

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

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