High winds take down wires across York County

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

There were a handful of reports of wires down or wires/pole fires in York County early Thursday afternoon as a result of gusty winds.

Incidents were reported in Lower Windsor Township, Manchester Township, East Manchester Township Conewago Township and Carroll Township as of 12:30 p.m., according to York County 911.

There also was a transformer fire/explosion reported in Franklin Township.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for York County from 10  a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.

A large tree blocks Peyton Road in York City, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The tree landed on several vehicles. High winds have caused problems across York County with downed trees and wires.
John A. Pavoncello photo

The State College-based service said winds are expected to reach 15 mph to 25 mph in the York area, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

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The high temperature is expected to be around 65 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 80%, with possible thunderstorms.

The moderate wind advisory also has been issued for many surrounding counties for Thursday, including Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lancaster.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.