Strong Storms Leave Path Of Damage, Power Outages Across Region
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Strong storms have left a path of damage across the Delaware Valley Thursday night, as thousands remain without power.
Drenching rains and heavy winds brought down trees, including one on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
WATCH: Storms Rip Through Philadelphia
In Caln Township, Chester County, a tree fell on two cars that had to pull over in the midst of the storm. One person was hospitalized.
WATCH: 1 Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Cars In Caln Township
In Northeast Philadelphia, the storms knocked out traffic lights at N. 8th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.
A tree nearly came crashing through a home on the 6300 block of Newtown Avenue in the Lawncrest neighborhood.
Because of the severe weather, PECO initially reported that about 155,000 of its customers were without power.
The utility company reported some progress through the night. As of 11:30 p.m., nearly 106,000 customers were in the dark. By 6:20 a.m. Friday morning, a little over 42,000 customers remained without power.
Chester County was the hardest hit with 47,000. Philadelphia had 21,000 while Bucks and Montgomery Counties each reported about 15,000 outages. Delaware County had close to 6,000 waiting for the lights to turn back on.
PECO says, right now, there’s no firm timetable for all service to be restored. Customers who experience an outage or need to report an emergency can reach PECO at 1-800-841-4141.
As of 11 p.m., Delmarva is reporting about 8,900 outages in Delaware.
WATCH: Storms Knock Out Power Across The Delaware Valley
The storms knocked out traffic lights, including lights along Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, New Castle County.
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