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Storm causes power outages in Tri-State area

June 14, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

Gusting winds and driving rains damaged power lines and tree branches Wednesday, and Allegheny Energy reported it was working to restore power for pockets of customers affected by the storm.

Weather-related problems were minor in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, dispatchers said.

There were scattered reports of trees down in those areas, and in Chambersburg, Pa., falling trees snapped some utility lines, dispatchers said.

A Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said the storm snapped trees and power lines.

Allegheny Energy reported about 9 p.m. that more than 11,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland were without power, including more than 500 in Maryland.

A Web site maintained by Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported the storm delivered 0.79 inches of rain. More than 2.3 inches has fallen so far this month, according to www.i4weather.net.

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