Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Over 15,000 Homes without Power Wednesday Afternoon

Over 15,000 homes are currently without power in Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon.

The following municipalities are currently reporting outages
 - Delano Twp - 553
 - East Union Twp - 805
 - Mahanoy Twp - 3,342
 - North Union Twp - 16
 - Rush Twp - 2,368
 - Schuylkill Twp - 2,425
 - Tamaqua - 16
 - West Mahanoy Twp - 6,138

UPDATE:  We also received reports from the following locations as well
 - Shenandoah
 - Shenandoah Heights
 - Blythe Twp.

Other communities around these listed also reported experiencing a quick power outage.

The estimated time for power to be restored is listed between 5:00pm & 8:00pm but some have reported to have been restored already.

No reason has been given for the outage.

Schuylkill County Firewire is reporting that Mahanoy City's Humane Fire Company has been called to Interstate 81 for a power line on the interstate.  It's unknown if the incident is related.

Large power outage northern part of the the county. Mahanoy City Humane is out on a call on I81 north for a power line on interstate, unknown if connected to outage.
Posted by Schuylkill County Firewire on Wednesday, October 28, 2015