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High Winds Leave Nearly 1,400 Without Power in Schuylkill County

power outages schuylkill county high winds november 1 2020

power outages schuylkill county high winds november 1 2020

High winds have knocked out the power to more than 1,300 PPL Electric customers Sunday evening.

According to the utility’s Outage Map, many of the affected homes and businesses are in the Tamaqua and southern Schuylkill areas.

Power may not be restored until early Monday, according to early information provided by PPL.

The likely culprit for the widespread outages are high winds whipping across the area.

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The Firewire of Schuylkill County Twitter feed has been active Sunday evening, tracking the damage caused by the winds.

Along Cressona Road, just outside the city limits, a pole was toppled. And a short time later, near Beckville and Game Club roads, a tree was felled by strong winds.

And according to Accuweather.com, the winds aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, they’ll only get stronger through tomorrow.

On Monday, Accuweather predicts wind gusts in excess of 45 mph. Gusts on Sunday night could top 36 mph and with these high winds brings a blast of cold air. Schuylkill County can expect temperatures to dip into the low-30s overnight with chills making it feel like it’s in the teens.

If you see wind damage in your area, take a picture and share it with our readers … if and ONLY IF it’s safe to do so: News Tips (and Photos) Hotline

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