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Warming centers open up in region as power outages continue

Dillon Carr
A tree in Verona falls in the front yard of the Verona Presbyterian Church on at the corner of South Avenue and Second Street on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

Some warming centers are popping up in Allegheny County as communities continue through Tuesday without power.

Below is a list of facilities that are opening up as warming centers. Check back for updates:

• Monroeville Senior Citizen Center, 6000 Gateway Campus Blvd. (412-856-7825).

• North Versailles Township Office, 1401 Greensburg Avenue (412-823-6602). The West Wilmerding Fire Hall at 330 Kline Avenue is also accepting pets that can be caged (412-646-2594).

• Kennedy Township Fire Department, 1796 Pine Hollow Road in McKees Rocks. The warming center is for Kennedy Township residents only (412-331-6952).

• Collier Township Community Center, 5 Lobaugh Street. The building is open until 9 p.m. (724-693-0780).

• West View Volunteer Fire Department, 471 Perry Highway, will open at 1 p.m. Monday and may remain open based on need (412-931-3880).

• Penn Hills Station 227, 125 Universal Road (412-247-1892). Penn Hills Station #2 Rosedale, 5806 Verona Road (412-793-1224).

• Munhall Borough Building, second floor, 1900 West St. (412-464-7319). The warming center is only available to those without power on Gates and the 200 block of Mapledale and Vivian drives. Pittsburgh residents from the affected area are also welcome.

• West Homestead Fire Department Station 292, 447 West 8th Ave.

• East McKeesport United Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 135, 600 Broadway Ave.

• Allegheny Alliance Church in Pittsburgh, 250 East Ohio St. (412-321-4333).

Around 20,000 Duquesne Light Company customers were without power as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

That number hung around around 37,000 by around 3 p.m. Monday, according to Duquesne’s website. Most were in Ohio Township, Richland, Robinson, Downtown Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Mt. Lebanon, Carnegie, Penn Hills and Coraopolis.

“After (Sunday’s) significant wind storm, nearly 800 Duquesne Light personnel, including 230 contract line and tree clearance crews, continue to work around the clock in 16-hour shifts to assess damage, clear debris and restore power where it is safe to do so,” the company said in a news release Monday evening.

The National Weather Station in Moon Township forecast temperatures in the low 30s on Monday and Tuesday with temperatures reaching the 20s overnight.

The region sustained high winds starting Sunday, with speeds peaking between 8:30 and 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The fastest wind gust clocked in at 61 mph at Pittsburgh International Airport and the same speed was recorded at Allegheny County Airport around 9 p.m.

The gust at Pittsburgh International Airport was the highest recorded gust not related to a thunderstorm since 1952, according to NWS.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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