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Thousands Still Without Power After Rare October Snow Storm

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — “We heard a big crash Saturday,” said Rhonda Gallagher of Allentown.

That big crash was a very big tree, Rhonda Gallagher’s neighbor’s tree.

It didn’t damage her home on Saturday, but it brought down a power line, causing Rhonda and her family to be inconvenienced for several days now.

“I have to go to a friend’s for a shower,” said Gallagher. “I have no hot water.”

Her husband found a way to keep their refrigerator powered by using a very long electric cord and borrowing power from the neighbor.

PPL expects all of its customers to have electricity by Thursday at the latest–a week after a rare fall snow storm.

Until the power is back on, Rhonda and thousands of others have no choice but to look on the bright side, even in the dark.

“Just go with the flow,” said Gallagher.

Reported by Jericka Duncan, CBS3

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  • Ted

    Last year’s summer storm was the final straw. We bought a generator that powers the whole house.

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