Thousands without power as high winds roar through region

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. In New Jersey, about 7,500 customers were without power. But most of the affected customers were expected to have their service restored by Monday night at the latest.

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Wild & Windy! If it's your trash day, you may have a time finding those cans later on. With wind gusts as high as 55 or 60 mph, lots of tree branches and debris will be blowing everywhere. High Wind Warning stays in effect until 6:00 pm.


-- Sue Serio (@SueSerioFox29) February 25, 2019


Wind advisories and warnings remained in effect Monday for most of the state. The National Weather Service notes that the ground saturated from previous rain and snow melt, trees and power lines are more susceptible to strong winds.

A speed of 61 mph was recorded at the Pittsburgh airport.

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