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Thousands without power as storms hit western Pennsylvania

July 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thousands of utility customers remain without power in western Pennsylvania after severe storms containing torrential rains took down numerous trees and wires.

Authorities say more than 2 inches of rain fell in some areas on Wednesday night, causing several streets to flood and disrupting traffic.

Duquesne Light reported nearly 10,000 customers still had no service early Thursday. The utility said many customers may not have their service restored until Friday.

Thousands of First Energy customers also lost power during the storm. But most had their power back by early Thursday.

No injuries were reported in the storms.

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