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More than 19,000 West Penn customers without power in Centre County

y Shawn Annarelli

Strong winds and heavy rain hit Centre County

Severe thunderstorms crossed Pennsylvania in early May, causing power outages and downed trees.
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Severe thunderstorms crossed Pennsylvania in early May, causing power outages and downed trees.

There are more than 19,000 West Penn Power customers in Centre County without power. Most outages occurred from about 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, largely due to downed trees and broken branches falling on wires.

The number of customers impacted was as of about 7:50 p.m.

West Penn Power, according to its site, does not have estimates for when power will be restored for its customers. About 28 percent of its customers do not have power in the county.

About 7,600 customers do not have power in the Centre Region, 2,400 in Spring Township, 1,800 in Walker Township, 1,400 in Potter Township, 1,200 in Gregg Township, 1,000 in Bellefonte, 700 in Centre Hall and Haines and Penn townships, 600 in Miles Township and 500 in Millheim.

Fire companies across the county are “running back-to-back calls,” according to Centre County Fire Wire.

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