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Lucinda Storm Causes Power Outage, Closed Roads, Trees Uprooted; Portion of Rail 66 Country Trail Closed

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Ron Wilshire

fullsizeoutput_2b77LUCINDA, Pa. (EYT) – A major storm hit the Lucinda area on Saturday evening, and on Sunday, several streets were closed as Penelec Power and other companies tried to repair power outages, along with many downed trees.

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The Saturday evening storm brought power outages and downed trees across Route 66.

According to Jennifer Young, of First Energy Corporation, the parent company of Penelec, the outage affected about 1,500 customers in the area.

The outage was primarily caused by a number of downed trees.

First Energy crews worked through Sunday and had power restored to all but 216 customers by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night.

According to Young, the remaining customers should have their power restored by 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Young said four utility poles had to be replaced.

“We have crews out working to set the remaining poles,” Young said.

Rail 66 Country Trail also had dozens of trees blown down across the trail. The main damage was at the intersection of the trail and the Old Fryburg Road in Lucinda. A trail representative said it will take them days to clear. Work begins on Monday.

A trail official said the public is advised that this section of the trail is closed for now.

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