High wind advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m.

Written by Staff Report/WITF | Mar 2, 2017 6:42 AM

A severe thunderstorm with strong winds has downed trees and power lines and caused damage in Denver, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

(Undated) -- High winds have been blasting the midstate and that's led to a number of power outages.

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a wind advisory for the entire region until 9:00 a.m.

The majority of the outages are in PPL's coverage area, with the largest number in Northumberland County at 532 and Dauphin County at 358.

The forecast of powerful winds has led to travel restrictions on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

All oversized commercial vehicles are banned from using the turnpike between the Reading Interchange 286 and the Delaware River Bridge.

The ban also is in effect on Interstate 476 between the Mid-County Interchange 20 and the Mahoning Valley Interchange 74.

Turnpike drivers are urged to reduce speeds.

How to check power outages in the midstate:


Adams Electric

First Energy


*This story has been updated to include information about restrictions on the Turnpike*

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