Four days after winds gusting up to 79 miles per hour tore down power lines throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, about 25 thousand homes and businesses are still without electricity. Duquesne Light says about 11,000 customers are still without service. Those in the Point Breeze, East Liberty, Oakland and Squirrel Hill sections of Pittsburgh plus Wilkinsburg and West Homestead should be restored by 11 o'clock tonight. A Duquesne Light spokesman says northern and western Allegheny County and Beaver County continue to have the largest numbers of customers still experiencing outages. The utility projects power will be restored to them by late Friday.
Penn Power reports about 11,500 customers in the Pittsburgh region still without service. The company is bringing in supplemental line crews and hopes to have everyone restored by Sunday morning.