Thousands without power after storms hit Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania

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TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Thousands of people are waking up without power in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania after last night’s storms.

On Tamaqua, it is completely dark. Fire police are directing traffic because of trees and utility lines down. As of right now, there are still over 9,400 people without power in Schuylkill County.

Beginning at the village of Ginthers, East Main Street is closed, with notable debris.

For anyone driving, there are several traffic signals not working which can create several safety issues for your morning commute.

Some other major cities affected within the county include Schuylkill Township with over 1,000 outages and Rush Township with over 4,000 people without power.

In Berwick, Columbia County, a huge tree was uprooted and toppled over in front of some homes. It narrowly missed a car and took down a few power lines with it.

While PPL says most of the outages should be fixed by Tuesday morning, some outages could potentially last until later Tuesday night.

For the latest on outages and restoration times you can check the PPL Outage Map.

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