Duquesne Light: Most service restored following Western Pa. storms
As of 9 p.m., fewer than 1,000 Duquesne Light customers remain without power after a series of storms hit the region, a company spokesman said Thursday.Duquesne Light crews have been working around the clock, on 16-hour shifts, since Wednesday night and will continue until all customers are restored. Service has been restored to about 19,000 customers who were without power at the peak of the first storm Wednesday.
Particularly hard-hit communities still without power include Penn Hills, Ross, Fox Chapel and Shadyside.
Service is expected to be restored to the majority of customers by Friday morning. However, the company is tracking additional storms that could cause additional outages through the early evening hours.
Safety is the company's top priority, and Duquesne Light reminds customers that downed wires are a safety hazard. Always assume a downed wire is live, and do not drive over or go near downed wires.
Please report outages or any dangerous situations to Duquesne Light by calling 1-888-393-7000 or by visiting https://www.duquesnelight.com/.