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Over 1,600 without power after storm slams York County

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

An afternoon storm Wednesday, Aug. 2, left more than 2,000 customers in York County without power at one point.

The storm worked its way through York County and caused outages for more than 1,600 customers in York County, according to FirstEnergy spokesman Scott Surgeoner.

The storm dropped more than 2 inches of rain on parts of York County, according to the National Weather Service. Large hail and high wind gusts also were reported, the NWS said.

Surgeoner said technicians were dispatched to dozens of locations to resolve the issues, most of which he suspects were caused by the storm.

He said the estimated time of resolution depends on several factors, including the number of outages and the extent of damage to equipment.

If many of the outages are fuses that were tripped or blown, "it's a quick restoration," he said. 

A crew from C.J. Doudrick Contractors Tree Service work to clear a large tree that fell across Sleepy Hollow Rd. in Spring Garden Township, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. No one was in the car when the tree fell on it.  John A. Pavoncello photo

York County spokesman Mark Walters said that while officials were "closely monitoring" the situation, they were leaving the response to police, fire and EMS services.

"It has to be at a somewhat severe level before we get our hands on it," he said.

Walters said he was told that the 911 Center in Springettsbury Township briefly lost power during the storm but had since been restored.