Despite Hurricane Sandy’s descent on western Pennsylvania, a Washington County 911 supervisor said the area fared well during the first part of the storm—sustaining no major damage and no injuries.
He said that, countywide, there were reports of 14 trees down, along with some wires.
As of early Tuesday morning, approximately 350 Duquesne Light customers regionally were without power following Monday’s arrival of the storm.
Officials said Duquesne Light crews are in the process of restoring power by removing trees and repairing downed wires.
They noted: Downed wires are a safety hazard and should be avoided—they pose the danger of electrical shock and injury. Residents are advised to not drive over or go near downed wires.
System restoration time is undetermined at this time, as the damage to the electrical system is still being assessed.
Residents are also asked to please report any outages by calling Duquesne Light at 1-888-393-7000 or by visiting www.duquesnelight.com.
Meanwhile, a flood warning is still in effect for Washington County until 11:45 a.m. todau—Tuesday.
Today, the NWS website said to expect temperatures to hover around 46 degrees. It will be breezy, with wind gusts of up to 41 mph, according to the website.
As for rain? There’s a 100 percent chance of the wet stuff, with new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
The rain is expected to persist into the evening and overnight, when the temperature will dip to 40 degrees. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible, according to the National Weather Service.
The rain is expected to continue through Wednesday, and is possible Thursday and Friday, as well.
The good news? Saturday the forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 48, according to the NWS.
Here is more reporting about Hurricane Sandy:
Canon-McMillan Announces Two-Hour Delay
Hurricane Sandy Cancels East Coast Flights at Pittsburgh International
National Weather Service Issues High-Wind Warning for Washington County