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Updated: 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Posted: 4:46 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012
BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
At least 100 people in Washington County are still without power after Friday night’s strong thunderstorm.
Officials from West Penn Power said they’re close to restoring power to the customers who remain without power.
A couple from Buffalo Township told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy that they’ve been without power since Friday and it’s causing a series of effects on their lives.
John Murr said he’s been calling off work and being forced to use water from neighbors.
“I called off because I work the third shift and you can’t sleep when it’s this hot. You can’t even have a fan,” Murr said.
Murr said he’s been without water, cable, a phone and electricity since Friday.
“It’s pretty bad,” Murr said. “We can’t sleep at night in there with weather like this.”
Murr told Bondy that he has been calling West Penn Power since Friday asking for help, and they began working on the utility pole in front of his house on Tuesday.
Greene County resident Patrick McNeely, who also has been without power since Friday, told Bondy that even though he has a generator, that’s not enough power to run his air conditioner.
“It’s miserable. We have a golden retriever in there and she’s not a hot-weather dog. We put her in the pool,” McNeely said.
Overall, of 63,000 people who lost power over the weekend, more than 95 percent of them had their electricity restored by Monday morning.
Representatives from West Penn Power were seen throughout the affected areas Tuesday continuing to work on restoring power.
There is no official word on when power will be restored to everyone.
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