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Two roads closed by storm debris have reopened

some area residents without power

August 15, 2011

Thunderstorms that passed through the Tri-State area Sunday night closed roads in Washington County and knocked out power to hundreds in the area, authorities said.

Garretts Mill Road, and Brownsville Road at Kaetzel Road in southern Washington County were closed Sunday night due to storm debris, a 911 dispatcher said.

The roads had been cleared by Monday morning, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said shortly after 6 a.m.

The storm also knocked out power to hundreds of properties in Franklin County, Pa.

At 8:50 p.m., 853 West Penn Power customers, most of them in the Waynesboro, Pa., area, were without electricity, according to Allegheny Power's outage management system.

The same system indicated there were 172 Potomac Edison customers without power in Berkeley County, W.Va., and 15 in Jefferson County, W.Va. It also reported 36 customers without electricity in Washington County and 57 in Frederick County, Md.

By 6:30 a.m. Monday, the outage management system reported 5 customers without electricity in Washington County, 14 in Franklin County and 121 in Frederick County.

Emergency services officials said there were downed wires and debris on roadways Sunday night, but no major issues associated with the storms. A Franklin County 911 dispatcher said draining problems had popped covers off several manholes in the county.

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