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A few county residents still without power following Sunday night storms

May 29, 2012

A handful of Washington County customers were still without electricity Tuesday morning after strong storms swept through the area Sunday evening.

As of 11:11 a.m., five Washington County customers were without power, according to Potomac Edison's website.

The website said the utility expects to have power restored by noon Tuesday.

In West Virginia, fewer than five customers in Berkeley County and 12 in Jefferson County were without electricity as of 11:11 a.m. Tuesday, Potomac Edison's website reported.

In Pennsylvania, West Penn power reported no outages Tuesday morning in Franklin and Fulton counties, according to its website.

As of 9:11 p.m. Monday, a Potomac Edison spokeswoman said 491 Washington County residents were without power.

Crews planned to work throughout the night in an attempt to restore power to the customers, Charlene Gilliam said.

There were power outages following a line of thunderstorms that went through Washington County on Sunday night, but Gilliam said she was not sure if the outages Sunday night were related to the storms.

Gilliam said 356 of the 491 people without power were served by a Williamsport service center.

An “organized line” of thunderstorms moved through Washington County on Sunday night, packing estimated winds up to 65 mph and causing a large tree to fall across a house along Woodside Drive off Sharpsburg Pike, according to weather and rescue officials.

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More storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening in Washington County, according to a hazardous weather statement issued by the National Weather Service. Some storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds, the weather service said.

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