High winds down trees, power lines, cut power to thousands

Published 02-24-2019

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - High winds have been bringing down trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania, leaving tens of thousands of utility customers without power.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning covering many areas of the commonwealth into Monday with gusts up to 60 mph (97 kph) or more expected.

In western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and Boyce Park closed early because of the strong winds.

Duquesne Light and West Penn Power both reported tens of thousands of outages in the region amid many reports of downed trees and power lines. Some property damage has been reported.

A Harrison City couple told the Tribune-Review that they had just gotten home from a walk with their 4-month-old baby when a tree fell on their house. No one was injured.

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