Following Damaging Storm, Duquesne Light Restores Power to 28,000 Customers; Approximately 8,700 Remain Out-of-Service
PITTSBURGH – Duquesne Light Company (DLC) crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to customers affected by the intense storm that caused heavy damage to the region overnight.
The storm, which brought heavy rain, lightening and hurricane-force winds, resulted in nearly 38,000 customers losing power. Crews have worked quickly to assess the damage and have investigated 755 cases of trouble so far, restoring power to more than 28,000 customers.
As a result of the severe weather, there are approximately 4,300 customers in Allegheny County and 4,400 customers in Beaver County still without service.
While the company expects all of the approximately 8,700 remaining customers to be restored by Friday, April 10 at 3 p.m., many customers will be restored earlier as crews continue to work around the clock.
DLC’s priority is always to first address public safety hazards and ensure the reliability of the region’s critical facilities, such as hospitals and emergency dispatch centers, followed by addressing large neighborhood outages and individual homes. In addition to its own field crews, DLC has 140 contractors assisting in these restoration activities.
For the safety of customers and employees during these challenging times, Duquesne Light reminds everyone to please keep their distance from crews as they work to safely restore power.