Fallen tree takes out power for some in Lebanon, North Cornwall Township

1 min readPosted July 3, 2019

A large tree that split along the 400 block of S. 14th Street has been identified as the cause of this morning’s Met-Ed power outage in Lebanon and North Cornwall Township.

What was described by Met-Ed as a “tree-sized” piece of tree fell onto a power distribution line, breaking the top of the pole and pulling down the cross arm, according to the company spokesperson.

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The wire then had to be ground prior to tree removal and pole repair.

At its peak, the outage affected about 1,200 customers, or approximately 2% of Met-Ed’s customers in Lebanon County. Most affected customers (~750) were in North Cornwall Township. The outage was said to have begun around 6:30am today.

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Met-Ed is one of several companies operated by FirstEnergy in Pennsylvania. At present, FirstEnergy’s Storm Center shows fewer than 5 customers as currently affected by outages in Lebanon County.

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