Power out for thousands in York County after storms

Staff report

Update: Townships and boroughs in northern York County took the brunt of Monday afternoon's thunderstorms, according to a county official.

Numerous trees and wire poles have been damaged in the storms, causing multiple road closures in Dillsburg and in Fairview, Franklin, Carroll and Monaghan townships, York County spokesman Mark Walters said.

York County 911 received a report of a tree falling on an occupied vehicle, but the person was able to exit the car with minor injuries, Walters said.

No structural damages have been reported due to the storms, other than a porch awning that came down, Walters said.

As of 5 p.m., Met-Ed was reporting outages for more than 4,000 customers in York County, including more than 1,000 in Windsor and Springettsbury townships. There are no estimated times for when power will be restored to these customers.

Update: Another strong storm is moving through York County between 3:30 and 4 p.m., the NWS said.

This storm has winds above 40 mph and pea-sized hail, the service said.

Met-Ed is reporting more than 3,000 customers in York County are without power, with large clusters in Franklin, Newberry, Springettsbury, Washington and Warrington townships.There are no estimated times for when power will be restored.

Update: A flash flood watch remains in effect for York County through 9 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service said.

Stay alert for flooding of streams and creeks and for standing water in roadways.

Wires are reported down in places in northern York County after a thunderstorm moved through the area.

There are also a number of roads throughout the county that have hazards, according to the York County 911 webcad.

Update: A tornado warning is in effect until 2:15 p.m. for northwestern York County.

Reported earlier: York County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 1:45 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

A line of severe storms will move east through southcentral Pennsylvania, the NWS said.

The warning also includes Adams, Cumberland and Franklin counties.

The storms will bring wind gusts up to 50 mph, and damage to trees, mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings is expected, the NWS said.

The National Weather Service also has issued a flash flood watch for York and surrounding counties from 2 p.m. Monday through Monday evening.


The forecast calls for thunderstorms with torrential downpours to move through the York area this afternoon.

Accompanying the rain could be damaging winds of 70 mph or greater and hail exceeding 1 inch in diameter, according to the weather service.