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Thousands in our region still without power after strong storms, tornado touches down

Thousands of people in the region are still without power due to strong storms overnight.

SEE PHOTOS OF THE DAMAGE

The South Park and Bethlehem-Center school districts closed Friday due to power outages. Some other schools in the area were delayed.

As of Friday night, Fayette County had the highest power outage numbers still being reported.

Pittsburgh-area school closings and delays→

Flooding was also an issue in some areas. In Penn Hills, a driver was rescued when their car became disabled on a flooded road around 2 a.m.

At 11:40 a.m., Duquesne Light sent Channel 11 the following statement:

“Following early Friday morning’s severe weather across the region, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is continuing to safely work around the clock to restore service as quickly as possible. Service has already been restored to more than 15,000 customers, leaving less than 1,000 customers without service.

Because of the extensive and widespread damage, the estimated time of restoration for all customers is around 11 p.m. this evening, with many customers being restored sooner.”

Customers can report any downed wires or outages by calling 1-888-393-7000 or clicking here.

Current outages reported by West Penn Power by county are below. Customers can report outages by clicking here.

Call 911 immediately if you see a downed power line. Assume all downed lines are energized and dangerous.

Click here for a look at current Duquesne Light outages.

Click here for a look at current West Penn Power outages.

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