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UPDATED: Trees Down, Power Out Following High Winds

UPDATED: 8:08 p.m., Sunday: 

PECO reported that about 150 customers remained without power Sunday evening.

Upper Makefield police posted the following update:

Buckmanville Road between Pineville Road and Street Road.

1200 block of Eagle Road between Stoneybrook Road and Thompson Mill Road.

These trees have taken down wires and PECO will most likely not be in our area until tomorrow. We hope that the roadways will be open at some point tomorrow and if you are one of our residents without power, we hope your electricity will be restored tomorrow as well.

Original Story:

Crews were working to clean up storm damage after high winds late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

According to PECO, about 400 customers were without power throughout Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Wrightstown and Upper Makefield as of 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

Upper Makefield police said at 10 a.m. that the 1200 block of Eagle Road, Buckmanville Road between Pineville Road and Street Road and River Road at Wilkes Road were all closed due to downed trees. PennDOT crews had already cleared Lurgan Road of a downed tree, authorities said.

Most, if not all, of the outages were caused by high winds and strong gusts that moved in between 11 p.m. Saturday and early Sunday morning.

On Saturday, forecasters warned that downed trees and power outages could come along with the winds. They also raised a warning that high-profile vehicles on north-south roads, bridges and overpasses could face difficult driving conditions due to the high winds.

Residents were asked by the National Weather Service to secure items in their yards that could blow away and cause a hazard.

The winds are expected to die down by Sunday afternoon and evening.

Outside of the Newtown area, the Doylestown and Levittown areas also experienced a large number of power outages Sunday morning.

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