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Thousands still without power in Pittsburgh area after storms

| Thursday, July 5, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Gerry Milletary jumps over a hole in the sidewalk as she does cleanup in the 200 block of Delafield Road in Aspinwall from last night's storms. She was also hit with a lot of damage a few days back when her basement flooded from heavy storms.
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune Review
Gerry Milletary jumps over a hole in the sidewalk as she does cleanup in the 200 block of Delafield Road in Aspinwall from last night's storms. She was also hit with a lot of damage a few days back when her basement flooded from heavy storms.
Emergency workers look for storm drains along a flooded street in Millvale on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Emergency workers look for storm drains along a flooded street in Millvale on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Traffic passes through a flooded intersection on McKnight Road near Babcock Boulevard after flash flooding affected the area, Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Traffic passes through a flooded intersection on McKnight Road near Babcock Boulevard after flash flooding affected the area, Thursday, July 5, 2018.

About 6,000 people remained without power in and around Pittsburgh at noon Thursday after a night of heavy rain, according to Duquesne Light.

The storm hit Millvale, Stanton Heights, the North Side, O'Hara and Penn Hills hardest, knocking down trees and wires, according to a news release from the company.

More than 10,000 properties lacked power earlier in the morning. Duquesne Light crews are working 16-hour shifts and expect to restore power to the majority of its customers by Friday morning, but more storms expected Thursday could disrupt the work.

The National Weather Service in Moon said portions of Allegheny County received 3 to 4 inches of rain between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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