Scattered power outages reported after winds move through area

January 30, 2013
Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter A brief storm with high winds that whipped through Washington County this morning took down this large tree, whic brought down power lines onto vehicles on Maple Avenue in Washington.

About 3,200 customers of West Penn Power are without electricity in Washington County after a line of storms carrying high winds moved through the area, causing scattered outages. Some trees were reported down on power lines when the brief storm moved through. About 1,300 of the customers are in Peters Township, where Peters Township High School and Pleasant Valley Elementary School are without power. A West Penn Power spokeswoman said a tree fell on a line. A crew is working to restore power. The Washington County Courthouse Square office building in Washington is also without power. Outages are also reported in part of downtown Washington, and in Independence, Hopewell and North Strabane townships.



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