LIVE UPDATES: Severe Thunderstorms Cause Power Outages & Damage Across the Area
A line of severe thunderstorms rolled across our area just after 12 noon on Wednesday bringing down trees, causing accidents, and leading to power outages across our area.
In fact, more than 320,000 PECO customers in Pennsylvania are without power at this hour, as of 1:00 pm on Wednesday. In fact, it is estimated that more than a quarter of Bucks County is in the dark at this hour.
Police are reporting several accidents in the area and traffic lights are out on several of the area's biggest highways.
Below is a live list of updates:
PECO is reporting that more 300,000 customers have been affected by power outages following this afternoon's storms across Southeastern Pennsylvania.
In Bucks County, 60,000 customers are without power at this moment. That represents about 26% of PECO's customers served in Bucks County.
Some of the hardest-hit towns appear to include Bensalem, Bristol, Doylestown, New Britain, Middletown, Warrington,
Montgomery County appeared to be the hardest-hit county in the area as more than 125,000 customers are without power.
PECO is assessing most of the outages at this hour for an update regarding restoration.
PSE&G is reporting more than 18,000 customers in New Jersey have lost power, as of 1 pm on Wednesday.
Bensalem: I-95 Southbound between Exit 37 and Exit 35 is jammed following an earlier accident.
Lawrence: An earlier accident has been cleared on Route 1 Southbound between Quakerbridge Road and I-295. Delays remain heavy in the area.
Westampton: Use caution in the area I-295 Southbound between Mt. Holly/Willingboro (#45) and Rancocas Woods/Delran (#43) for flooding.
Westampton: The New Jersey Turnpike southbound between Burlington-Mount Holly (#5) and Route 73 (#4) The right lane is blocked with a down tree.
Mt Laurel Township - Trees are down in Essex Place on homes, according to a report from the National Weather Service.
Mount Laurel Township - A tree is down on Larchmont Blvd. towards Union Mill, the National Weather Service reports.
This is a developing story. We'll have more updates when they're made available.