Power Restored to Most Customers in Region

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Area electric companies have restored power to most residents in the region after recent severe storms, but approximately 1,500 are still without electric service.

According to website figures on the three main utility providers in the region – Central Electric Cooperative, WestPenn Power, and United Electric – there are approximately 1,500 regional customers with power as of Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m.

WestPenn Power is reporting approximately 1,250 outages, including 457 in Indiana County, 212 in Butler County, 187 in Armstrong County, 150 in Clearfield County, 142 in Jefferson County, and 45 in Clarion County.

The company is reporting less than 25 outages each in Crawford, Forest, Mercer, and Venango Counties.

United Electric said a total of 232 of its regional customers are without service with the majority of them coming in Barnett Twp., Jefferson County, and Millstone Township, Elk County.

Central Electric Cooperative, which has over 25,000 members in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer, and Venango Counties, reported only five Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) members, all in Clinton Township, Venango County, were without power.

The outages are a result of sporadic severe weather that began to impact the region on Tuesday evening and continued through Wednesday evening.

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