Power outages reported after severe weather hit the area – WPXI


PITTSBURGH – Heavy storms swept through the area, bringing heavy downpours and dangerous lightning bolts.


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UPDATE 9:30 a.m .: A local family said lightning flashed a fire in their home this morning.

UPDATE 7:39 a.m .: Around 5,000 Duquesne Light customers are without electricity. Customers should expect power to be restored by 11:00 p.m.

UPDATE 7:00 a.m .: We continue to see power outages across the region as a result of the storm that went through overnight.

UPDATE 6:30 am: We’re getting reports of rundown cables in Lawrenceville.

UPDATE 6:00 a.m .: Duquesne Light Company’s more than 3,600 customers are currently without power after severe overnight storms.

Duquense Light officials said customers should report outages on DuquesneLight.com, through their mobile app, or by calling 412-393-7000.

UPDATE 5:45 am: Storm is now invading Indiana County.

UPDATE 5:25 am: Channel 11 is receiving reports of storm damage across the area, including a tree in a house on New England Road in West Mifflin. Channel 11 now has a crew on the way there.

UPDATE 5:10 AM: We are starting to receive reports of power outages across the region.

  • West Penn Power: 2,359
  • Duquesne Light: 3,258

UPDATE 5:00 AM: Here’s another look at the flooding along Seavey Road in Shaler.

UPDATE 4:50 a.m .: Here’s a look at the flooding along Seavey Road in Shaler.

UPDATE 4:30 a.m .: Channel 11 has a crew on Seavey Road in Shaler, where the road begins to flood.

UPDATE 4:15 am: A severe thunderstorm warning now applies to parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

UPDATE 3:45 am: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Washington County.

Strong to severe storms hit the area as early as Tuesday morning. Expect a few more showers and storms as well as warm and humid air today.

The probability of rain for the whole day is low. There will be showers somewhere, but more missed than hit. Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and individual storms could be strong to severe.

The wind will pick up as the day goes on, blowing between 20 and 30 miles per hour from the southwest this afternoon.

The probability of rain lasts until Wednesday. Calm conditions bring a nice break in the active pattern on Thursday.

Stick with Severe Weather Team 11 for updated forecasts for your neighborhood and have the Severe Weather Team 11 app in the palm of your hand for lightning alerts and radar.


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