Power being restored in Lawrence County

Bessemer warning station

BESSMER, Pa. (WKBN) — Power was slowly being restored to about 1,000 customers in the Bessemer area late Tuesday after a power line fell into a field about 6:30 p.m.

As of Wednesday morning, nearly all power was restored. Less than 100 customers were without power as of 6 a.m. Penn Power expects to have those customers restored by 8 a.m.

Warming centers were opened at the Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department, the Mahoning Township Fire Department in Edinburg and North Beaver Fire Department in Mount Jackson shortly after the outage occurred.

Bessemer Fire Chief Lou Laughlin said they received a call about power lines down and on fire in a field on East Beechwood Road. The power lines were down on a fence surrounding the farm, which energized the fence and shocked the dairy cows. They all survived.

“None of the employees inside were injured either. They were very fortunate,” Laughlin said.

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