4 days after winter storm, hundreds of people in Washington county still without power – CBS Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) – Hundreds of residents in Washington County remain without power after heavy snow and ice in the area last week.

The county’s director of public safety said West Finley was one of the hardest hit areas. Craig Yoho remains without power 4 days after the storm.

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Amy Wadas of KDKA: What are you doing to keep warm?

Yoho: 2007 Hummer H2, which is my living room, dining room and kitchen.

Yoho said that he is also sleeping in his car because the temperature in the house is too cold to be comfortable.

“You can see your breath. Bottled water is frozen. So right now, I worry about pipes more than anything. But this is home. ”

On the way, Jean Morris is putting her gas tank away until she needs it again to power her generator.

“I have to go every day to fill it up,” says Morris.

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She said the generator has kept her warm since Thursday night.

“No TV, nothing. I just have an oven and a fridge plugged into the generator,” Morris said.

Washington County Director of Public Safety Gerald Coleman said the county is doing what it can to help.

“Our worst-affected area right now seems to be East Finley, West Finley,” Coleman said. “We did help with some bottled water for West Finley. We have helped with several cribs for the Cecil area. Fortunately, no cribs were used.”

Coleman said most rewarming centers were closed because hardly anyone was using them.

However, he stressed that if you need help, call 911. He said some towns are in the process of issuing an emergency declaration. He said the towns of West Finley, East Finley and Cross Creek have issued verbal statements, while Donegal Township has filed declaration paperwork with the county. Coleman says an emergency declaration gives the community the opportunity to get funding from the state.

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Meanwhile, West Penn Power said Washington was one of the hardest hit counties because of the total frost. A spokesman said about 700 line workers were dispatched to the area from across Pennsylvania and Ohio to help get power on as quickly as possible. West Penn Power hopes to have power back on for everyone in Washington County by midnight. 4 days after winter storm, hundreds of people in Washington county still without power – CBS Pittsburgh


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