Approximately 18,000 Duquesne Light customers are experiencing power outages this afternoon after strong storms pushed through the region.
Customers are being brought back online by Duquesne Light's automated switching system, and crews are out in the field assessing damage to the system and making repairs—but a restoration time is undetermined at this point.
Duquesne Light reminds customers that downed wires are a safety hazard and should be avoided. They pose the danger of electrical shock and injury. Residents are advised to not drive over or go near downed wires.
Residents are also asked to please report any outages by calling Duquesne Light at 1-888-393-7000 or by visiting www.duquesnelight.com.