About 20K still without power after W. Pa. storms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 20,000 customers were still without power throughout western Pennsylvania after a series of strong thunderstorms moved through the region.

The storms began pounding the Pittsburgh area and the Interstate 80 corridor about 50 miles north of the city early Tuesday evening. The storms continued through dawn Wednesday and caused widespread reports of downed trees and power lines and lightning strikes.

West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. was still reporting more than 13,000 customers without power while Duquesne Light was reporting more than 6,000.

More storms were possible later Wednesday, prompting flood watches in various areas.

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