Severe thunderstorm, flood warnings for York County; power outages reported

York Dispatch


3:05 p.m. update: Many roads around the county are closed by flooding and by downed trees. For a list of those, check the York County 911 webcad,

2:45 p.m. update: Met-Ed is reporting more than 1,000 customers are without power as the storm passes through.

There are pockets of power outages in Springettsbury and Hellam townships, with more than 500 without electricity in Springettsbury and more than 100 in Hellam as well as scattered smaller outages around the county.

There are also more than 600 customers without power in York City.

2:20 p.m. update: York County and southwestern Lancaster County are now under a flood advisory until 5:15 p.m., the NWS said.

Up to 2 inches of rain had already fallen by 2:15 p.m. from the thunderstorms moving through the area, the NWS said.

The advisory includes a warning not to drive on flooded roadways. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, the service said. 

Large tree down on Sleepy Hollow Road in Spring Garden during a thunderstorm, Aug. 2, 2017.

2 p.m.update: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for south central York County until 3 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

The storm is moving southeast at 20 mph.

The storm could bring mind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail, the NWS said.

Hail damage to vehicles is possible, as is wind damage to trees and power lines, the NWS said.

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Previous: A strong thunderstorm will move through York County until 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Nickel-sized hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible, the NWS said.

The storm is moving northwest at 5 mph and was over Yorklyn just before 1:30 p.m.

Minor flooding could develop, the NWS said. Never drive into water covering the roadway, the statement warned.


More thunderstorms with gusty winds and hail are possible through the afternoon and evening, the NWS said.

Check back later for developments,