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Tornadoes Possible, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For All Of NJ, Parts Of PA Tornadoes Possible, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For All Of NJ, Parts Of PA
Tornadoes Possible, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For All Of NJ, Parts Of PA The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to close out Memorial Day. The NWS said tornadoes, heavy rain, and wind gusts up to 65 mph were possible through 9 p.m. The first round of storms came early Monday morning, May 27.  National Weather Service As of press time, more than 600 Bedminster, NJ residents were without power, according to JCP&L. It was not immediately clear if that outage was caused by the storm, though. The NWS says storms are expected to cease before 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Temps will dip…
High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power In Central PA High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power In Central PA
High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power In Central PA Almost 4,000 PPL customers are without power in Central Pennsylvania following a windy weekend.  As of 10 a.m. on Monday, April 15, the majority of outages were approximately as follows, according to the outage map: Lockhaven 900. Bloomsburg 704. Selinsgrove 658. Mechanicsburg 1,103.  The National Weather Service had warned the public of the potentially high winds at speeds of 35 to 50 mph, but the winds actually topped 60 mph according to an updated release.  🧢Hold on to your hats! 🌬️Winds will gust 35 to 50mph at times today. 📉Lighter winds expected this evening &…
Power Knocked Out When Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole In Lititz: Police (PHOTOS) Power Knocked Out When Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole In Lititz: Police (PHOTOS)
Power Knocked Out When Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole In Lititz: Police (Photos) Power should be restored by 5:30 p.m. after a SUV plowed into a utility pole in Lititz on April 4, 2023.  The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department responded to a call of a vehicle accident with injuries in the 400 bock of Owl Hill Road Tuesday afternoon.  The driver left the road way for an unknown reason and struck a PPL power pole.  The driver was hurt, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.  PPL is in the area making repairs.  The investigation into the incident is ongoing. 
Potent Storm Nears: Here's When Damaging Wind Gusts Could Cause Power Outages Potent Storm Nears: Here's When Damaging Wind Gusts Could Cause Power Outages
Potent Storm Nears: Here's When Damaging Wind Gusts Could Cause Power Outages Damaging wind gusts that could cause power outages will be the main threat from a potent storm system that will sweep through the region. It's on track to arrive overnight Friday, March 31 into Saturday, April 1, with scattered thunderstorms at times through early Saturday evening before the system moves out, according to the National Weather Service.  Wind gusts during the height of the storm will be as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour. (See the first image above from AccuWeather.com). Ahead of the storm, Friday, March 31 will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers s…
SHELTER-IN-PLACE LIFTED: Driver With Handgun Arrested, Police Say (UPDATE) SHELTER-IN-PLACE LIFTED: Driver With Handgun Arrested, Police Say (UPDATE)
Shelter-in-place Lifted: Driver With Handgun Arrested, Police Say (Update) UPDATE: Alrick Delroy Manning Jr., 28, of State College, was taken into Pennsylvania State Police custody according to a tweet by Troopers Christopher Fox and Jacob Rhymestine at 6:17 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023.  ORIGINAL: Pennsylvania State Police have made a shelter-in-place order in Lewistown for the 100 block of Main Street in Menno Township. The incident began with "a crash where a black non-Hispanic male brandished a handgun prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction," Troopers Christopher Fox and Jacob Rhymestine said in a tweet. That man has since been ide…
It's Time To 'Spring Forward,' But Storm Packed With Strong Winds Is Coming It's Time To 'Spring Forward,' But Storm Packed With Strong Winds Is Coming
It's Time To 'Spring Forward,' But Storm Packed With Strong Winds Is Coming We're just hours away from the start of Daylight saving time with clocks moving ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12. Though it's "Spring Forward" time, a potent storm that will be packed with a mix of snow, sleet, rain, and strong winds that could cause power outages is headed to the region.  The time frame for the storm is Monday, March 13 into Tuesday, March 14, according to the National Weather Service. A look at projected snowfall totals from the early week Nor'easter.AccuWeather.com It will be the second winter storm in the span of days as the weekend is off to a messy storm…
Police ID Pair Rescued From Maryland Small Plane Crash Police ID Pair Rescued From Maryland Small Plane Crash
Police ID Pair Rescued From Maryland Small Plane Crash A 66-year-old man and woman were rescued after being stranded 100 feet up for seven hours with serious injuries from a small plane that crashed into a power tower in Montgomery County Sunday, Nov. 27. The pilot, Patrick Merkle, 66, of Washington DC, and his passenger, Janet Williams, 66, of Marrero, LA, had apparently departed from Westchester County Airport in New York, in a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane, before crashing in Gaithersburg around 6:45 p.m., officials said. Nearly 85,000 people were without power for about six hours, PEPCO records show. Update - Gaithersburg, Maryl…
Thousands Lose Power When Drunk Scientist Plows Through Yards, Shearing Utility Pole: Police Thousands Lose Power When Drunk Scientist Plows Through Yards, Shearing Utility Pole: Police
Thousands Lose Power When Drunk Scientist Plows Through Yards, Shearing Utility Pole: Police A 23-year-old man— believed to have been drunk— caused a serious crash and wiped out the power to thousands of homes in Lancaster on Saturday, October 1, police say.  George Benjamin Hetrick IV, 23, of Lancaster, was driving his 2013 BMW 535i when he "failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the 300 block of East Roseville Road" around noon, according to the release by the Manheim Township police department. Hetrick's BMW flew off the roadway and plowed through "several front yards crashing into mailboxes and shrubbery. At one point Hetrick's vehicle traveled through a PPL u…
Tracking 'Hurricane-Like' Storm Expected To Slam Northeast Tracking 'Hurricane-Like' Storm Expected To Slam Northeast
Tracking 'Hurricane-Like' Storm Expected To Slam Northeast A powerful "hurricane like" storm is expected to bring gusty winds and heavy rain to the Northeast on Thursday night into Friday, forecasters say. “This will be a much different storm across the Northeast compared to what was seen recently,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dean DeVore said. “While the region has seen bouts of cold weather, snow and ice over the past month, southerly winds associated with this storm will bring springlike conditions later this week.” Powerful winds with gusts up to 60 miles an hour are likely to begin Thursday night and last into early Friday morning, Accu…
School Closes, 3,400 Residents In Cumberland County Lose Power School Closes, 3,400 Residents In Cumberland County Lose Power
School Closes, 3,400 Residents In Cumberland County Lose Power Thousands of residences in Cumberland County are without electricity on Tuesday, according to a MetEd outage map. Approximately 3,400 customers have reported outages in Dickinson, Monroe, South Middleton and Upper Allen townships as of 10 a.m., according to the map. Cumberland Valley’s Monroe Elementary School has closed and will conduct closes remotely due to the outage, according to a post on the school's Facebook page. UPDATE (12.21.21, 9:35 A.M.) - MONROE IS CLOSED. Unfortunately, we have been informed that power to Monroe Elementary... Posted by Cumberland Valley School Distric…
Thousands Lose Power As High Winds Hit Central PA Thousands Lose Power As High Winds Hit Central PA
Thousands Lose Power As High Winds Hit Central PA Thousands of Met-Ed and PPL customers lost power on Monday afternoon, according to company outage maps. High winds appear to be to blame for the outages, but Met-Ed and PPL did not immediately confirm when Daily Voice contacted them on Monday afternoon. Some areas only lost power for a few seconds to approximately 30 minutes, but others are still in the dark. Over 2,000 customers in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties remain without power as of 3 p.m., according to each companies outage maps. PPL outage map shows power is expected to be fully restored betwe…
Thousands Without Power In York County Due To Fire Thousands Without Power In York County Due To Fire
Thousands Without Power In York County Due To Fire More than 1,660 Met-Ed customers were without power after a transformer fire in York County on Wednesday. The Met-Ed substation on Lombard Road in Windsor Township caught fire in the morning, according to Met-Ed. Outages have been reported throughout the Dallastown and Red Lion area, according to the company's website. The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries have been reported. The power should be fully restored by 1 p.m.
LIGHTS OUT: Thousands Of Pennsylvania Residents Remain Without Power LIGHTS OUT: Thousands Of Pennsylvania Residents Remain Without Power
Lights OUT: Thousands Of Pennsylvania Residents Remain Without Power Thousands of Pennsylvania residents were still without power due to Tropical Depression Ida as of Friday. PPL's tracker showed 5,197 without power around the same time. Most of those outages were reported in Bucks, Lehigh, Perry and Schuylkill counties. According to Met-Ed's outage tracker, the following areas had the most outages as of 10:40 a.m. Friday: Berks County: 2,301 Bucks County: 533 York County: 1,340 Our thoughts are with NJ and PA communities affected by extreme weather conditions. The past few days have reminded us, again, of how important climate resiliency and infrastr…