High winds lead to downed trees, utility lines, and blackouts across area

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SCOTT TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – High winds overnight have caused many downed utility lines and sporadic power outages across large parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

According to PPL’s outage map, at the time of this publishing, over 1,000 residents are without power across Lackawanna, Monroe, Wayne, and some parts of Luzerne County. The reasoning for those outages is said to be weather-related or downed power lines.

Reports of tress and branches down have been seen across the area either blocking road access or taking down utility lines.

Utility lines could be seen knocked down like two on Kraky Road in Scott Township. That road has been closed down while crews conduct repairs.

PP&L’s website says most of those without power should see service restored by 2 pm.

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