Strong wind topples trees, power lines |

Strong wind topples trees, power lines

Jacob Tierney
A Duqesne Light crew works to restore power and clear a downed tree on McKinney Avenue in Stowe Township Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Powerful gusts of wind brought down numerous trees and power lines Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, and the gusts are not expected to let up until late Wednesday afternoon.

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the region was issued at 2 a.m. and remains in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Sustained winds could reach speeds up to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph, according to the weather service.

There were hundreds of power outages in Allegheny County Monday morning, according to Duquesne Light, with the largest outages in Monroeville, Ross, White Oak and McCandless.

A tree landed on a car in on Kirsopp Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Banksville neighborhood overnight, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPX I.

Several downed trees were reported in Westmoreland County, though all were cleared quickly and did not cause lasting traffic problems, according to 911 dispatchers.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter @Soolseem.