Thousands without power, trees and wires down after heavy rain, strong winds hit region

PITTSBURGH — Thousands of people are without power and downed trees and wires have been reported throughout western Pennsylvania after heavy rain and strong winds Thursday night.

At 5 a.m. Friday, more than 6,600 outages were reported by West Penn Power and Duquesne Light reported more than 3,300.

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In Oakmont, Hulton Road was closed between Allegheny River Boulevard and Fifth Street because of a tree that fell onto wires.

A tree also came down in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood, falling across Kirk Avenue.

In addition, there have been multiple reports of branches down on roads in several areas.

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