ShareThis Page

Duquesne Light: Most service restored following Western Pa. storms

Chuck Biedka
| Thursday, July 5, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
Duquesne POwer restored power to almost all of 20,000 customers after Thursday storms.
Courtesy: Duquesne Light
Duquesne POwer restored power to almost all of 20,000 customers after Thursday 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

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me