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Strong storms knock out power in Pennsylvania

July 8, 2014
dsp Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Pennsylvanians are without power as a line of severe thunderstorms races across the state, leaving reports of damage and one possible tornado.

The state's large electrical utilities reported scattered outages in western and central Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as a cold front moved in over the late afternoon and early evening.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported several tornado sightings were reported to emergency dispatchers in northwestern Pennsylvania's Mercer County.

There also were reports of damaged roofs and downed trees in Mercer and Armstrong counties.

A National Weather Service meteorologist tells the Post-Gazette winds of more than 40 miles per hour were recorded in the Pittsburgh area.

There were power outages in the Williamsport and Sunbury areas, around Carlisle and in the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks County.



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