Thousands in Pa. still without power as another storm looms

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 6, 2018 2:53 PM

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks in the snow March 5, 2015, during a winter storm in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- More than 50,000 utility customers in Pennsylvania are still without power following a destructive nor'easter last week.

But a new storm that's expected to hit the region tonight is expected to result in a new round of outages.

Hundreds of crews continued to work today to clear trees and repair power lines damaged by the storm that swept in Friday.

The governor's office says about 587,000 customers were without power during the height of that storm, and some customers who lost service may not have it restored until at least Wednesday.

The new storm is expected to drop several inches of snow across most of the state on today and tomorrow.

The National Weather Service in State College says Berks County is expected to be the hardest hit with six to 10 inches.

Berks will be under a winter storm warning from seven this evening until 3:00 a.m. Thursday.

Four to eight inches of snow is forecast for Columbia, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill and York counties.

Those areas will be under a winter storm watch from late tonight through tomorrow evening.

The rest of the region should see between one and four inches of snow.

Temperatures aren't expected to fall below 30.

But the winds won't be as strong as last week's system.

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