UPDATE: Fewer than 100 Duquesne Light Customers Now Without Power
Crews are in the process of restoring power by 11 p.m.
As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, fewer than 100 Duquesne Light customers are still without power as a result of the strong winds and rain from Superstorm Sandy that swept through western Pennsylvania Monday.
Earlier Tuesday morning, the numbers dipped from 650 to 350 before jumping back up to 650 customers.
Duquesne Light crews are in the process of restoring power by removing trees and repairing downed wires. Company spokesman Brian Knavish said the outages are scattered throughout Allegheny and Beaver counties.
Duquesne Light also warns that downed wires are a safety hazard and should be avoided because of the risk of electrical shock and injury.
In addition, residents are advised to not drive over or go near downed wires.
Duquesne Light expects all customers to be restored by 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Residents are also asked to please report any outages by calling Duquesne Light at 1-888-393-7000 or by visiting www.duquesnelight.com.
Are you one of the customers affected by power loss? Where are you located? Leave your Hurricane Sandy experiences in the comment section below.