High winds down trees, power lines, cut power to thousands

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 25, 2019 4:53 AM

This story was updated at 8:30am to include state-wide figures:

Thousands of utility customers remain without power in Pennsylvania as high winds continue to roar through the state, knocking down trees and power lines. 

About 144,200 customers were without power in Pennsylvania early Monday. But most of the affected customers were expected to have their service restored by Monday night at the latest.

Regionally, more than 5,000 PPL customers are without power and MetEd has reported about 3,600 customers without power.

A high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service covers all of the midstate and continues until 1 this afternoon. Expect West 25 to 35 miles per hourwith gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

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