Emergency responders direct traffic during a power outage in New Cumberland
The Codorus Creek floods Tunnel Hill Road in York Township
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
Utility companies reported thousands of customers were without power Thursday morning in the wake of a storm that brought strong winds to central Pennsylvania.
PECO reported 4,400 outages in York County, while First Energy said 1,900 people in Mifflin County and about 950 customers in Franklin County were without electricity as of 9 a.m.
PPL said about 1,500 customers in the Camp Hill, New Cumberland and Lemoyne areas lost power overnight, but service had been restored to all but two customers by 9 a.m.
The abc27 StormTrak Team said strong winds would continue throughout the day, with winds speeds of 20-25 mph and gusts up to 40-50 mph.
The storm also brought 1-2 inches of rainfall that caused minor road flooding across central Pennsylvania.
In Lancaster County, the Pequea Valley School District issued a two-hour delay due to the weather. In York County, the Spring Grove Area School District said school buses were running late because of road flooding, especially in the Seven Valleys area.
York County 911 dispatchers also reported closures in the 6400 block of Glatfelter Station Road in North Codorus Township, at Conewago and Rohlers Church Road in Dover Township, at Gut Road and 2nd Street in East Manchester Township, at Glatfelter Station and Ranch roads in Springfield Township, and at Pleasant Valley and Fissels Church Road in Shrewsbury Township.