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Nearly 2,000 in Schuylkill County Still Without Electricity

Power may not be restored until 11 p.m. Friday for many.

Almost 2,000 homes and businesses in Schuylkill County remain without electricity following Wednesday evening’s severe thunderstorms.

As of 9 a.m., PPL Electric is reporting 1,950 outages here.

Butler, East Brunswick, South Manheim, Walker, and West Brunswick townships each have more than 100 outages. Nearly 500 homes and businesses in Butler Township are still powerless.

Severe thunderstorms rolled through Schuylkill County at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday. They knocked out power for more than 11,000 PPL customers soon afterward.

The utility company tells The Canary that 600 additional line workers were contracted to help restore power to tens of thousands of its customers across the entire service area, which includes 29 counties in Pennsylvania.

Based on PPL’s outage map, electric service may not be restored until 11 p.m. Friday for many here in Schuylkill County.

Here are all the outages across Schuylkill County by municipality:

Barry Twp6
Butler Twp491
Cass Twp21
East Brunswick Twp291
East Union Twp2
Eldred Twp1
Hegins Twp24
Hubley Twp6
Kline Twp3
Mount Carbon57
North Manheim Twp34
North Union Twp1
Norwegian Twp6
Pine Grove Twp45
Porter Twp61
Reilly Twp36
Rush Twp55
Ryan Twp78
South Manheim Twp111
Union Twp28
Walker Twp117
Washington Twp70
Wayne Twp80
West Brunswick Twp130
West Mahanoy Twp4
West Penn Twp61

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  1. johannes marowskus

    July 1, 2024 at 7:31 am

    This is absolute bull crap.

    Having to endure this in todays day and age is unheard of not to mention not acceptable. What is going on with PPL? We are not talking mid-January with two feet of snow in subzero conditions with a 50 mph wind. There is more than meets the eye going on with this company than is being told. Im happy they have no delay in sending/accepting their bills/payments.

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