Lancaster residents woke up to a wet and windy morning. Thousands of Lancaster County residents are without power this morning after a storm front blew through early.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory through 2 p.m. for the County. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 a.m. Earlier Lancaster County was under a severe thunderstorm warning. PP&L Electric went into a storm emergency status at 4 a.m. in response to the strong storm cells.
PPL, at 8:30 a.m., reported that approximately 8727 customers were without power. Those people covered 22 counties. In Lancaster County alone, there were a reported 4848 without power. That figure is the highest of all the counties. No one in Lancaster City itself has reported outages to PPL. Manor Township has the most residents reporting outages with 3368. New Holland Borough, with 1158, is reporting the second most power outages this morning.
WGAL reported this morning winds could reach up to 60 mph. The NWS warned of gusts between 45 and 50 mph. The highest elevations could expect the strongest winds. Strong winds bring about the possibility of minor property damage and downed trees. Commuters should allot extra time on the road and should exercise caution.
The storm is expected to pass early clearing the way for a pleasant evening at your high school football game or First Friday.
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