Power Outages, Storms, Soaking Rain Across Schuylkill County
Electricity service was out for about 1,000 PPL Electric customers near Pottsville Monday evening.
It shut off around 5:45 p.m. just as a line of heavy thunderstorms rumbled by the area.
Power Outage Near Pottsville
In the Pottsville area, about 948 customers were without power as of 6 p.m. Monday. PPL reports the reason for the outage as a blown fuse or tripped breaker.
Closer to South Tamaqua, about another 50 customers are without power this evening. There, the power company reports a tree fell on power lines.
Check out this video from a tweet reportedly in Tamaqua closer to 5 p.m. The hail pounded the Tamaqua area for about 5 minutes.
This is the weather in Tamaqua pic.twitter.com/kNiEbuxuQv
— スキッピー (skippy) (@skippyplays06) July 6, 2020
At 8:30 p.m., about 250 customers were still without power. All were in the South Tamaqua and Andreas area. Power was restored near Pottsville less than an hour after it went out.
According to WNEP-TV estimates, parts of nearby Carbon County got nearly 3 inches of rain in a short time on Monday afternoon and evening.
It likely didn’t rain that much here in Schuylkill County. But The Shenandoah Sentinel did catch this scene today in William Penn, outside Shenandoah. They report standing water on several roadways on account of heavy rain earlier Monday.
Schuylkill County remains under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch on Monday until 11 p.m.
You can check out where storms and rain are moving through the area, at our LIVE Schuylkill County Weather Radar page.