9K W. Pa. customers without power after high winds

Sunday, December 22, 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Almost 10,000 people in western Pennsylvania are without power after high winds knocked down trees and power lines.

West Penn Power reports that over 9,300 customers were without power at 10 a.m. Sunday. Spokesman Tom Kearney attributed the problems to downed lines caused by rain-sodden ground and 50 to 60 mph winds that moved through the area Saturday night.

The hardest-hit areas were Allegheny County, Crawford County, Venango County, and Washington County, which are north and south of Pittsburgh.

Kearney says crews are working to restore electricity.

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