More Than 2000 Residents Without Power In Cumberland County Downed Wires Reported In Silver Spring Township

07.08.13 | Abby Lutcher

About 1,700 PP&L customers are without power in Dickinson and Silver Spring townships while about 500 Met-Ed/FirstEnergy customers are experiencing outages in South Middleton Township. A Cumberland County dispatcher said at about 4:45 p.m. that there also were several downed wires near Hogestown Road and Bentzel Drive in Silver Spring Township. The line of storms hitting central Pennsylvania have the capability of producing winds in excess of 60 mph and strong wind gusts could cause major damage. Torrential downpour also is forecasted for some parts of the region. Most of the region remains under a severe thunderstorm watch that expires at 8 p.m. Sunday.