Flash flood watch issued for Western Pennsylvania, hundreds without power

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of southwestern Pennsylvania through 11 p.m.

More thunderstorms, some with heavy downpours, were expected to move through the district today. Storms may continue tonight and showers are possible on Friday before the skies clear for the weekend.

The river forecast does not call for flooding at the Mon Wharf.

Thursday morning, Duquesne Light reported about 2,500 customers without power as of 8:15 a.m., 1,300 of them in Independence, Beaver County. As of 9:30 a.m., West Penn Power said about 600 customers were out in Allegheny County, mostly in South Fayette, and about 1,000 in Washington County and 800 in Westmoreland County.

A couple hundred people are still without power after major storms swept through southwest Pennsylvania Wednesday and Thursday.

821 Allegheny Power customers are without electricity as of 8:12 p.m., according to the provider's website. Duquesne Light has restored power to virtually all customers who lost it yesterday, though 40 customers are currently without electricity due to the smaller storm that came through the area this afternoon, a spokesman said. He said all customers should have their power restored by tonight.


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