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Falling trees knocking out power as rain continues to fall

September 9, 2018 News Extra

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A tree on power lines and a boulder closed this road in Renfrew Sunday.

As the rain continues to fall, emergency services have been in demand Sunday.

Power outages caused by downed wires and utility poles are affecting 300 West Penn customers in Butler County, including 170 in Renfrew.

There are other outages across Butler County with the most significant, aside from Renfrew, being in Mars, which is listed at between 21-100 customers.

All the other listed outages are shown to affect between 1-20 customers.

Many county residents are also seeing flooding.

There have been 13 emergency service calls for flooded basements and 14 calls for flooded roads, according to the Butler County Emergency Services Public Call Access system.

As rain continues to fall, the forecast hasn't changed.

The rain is expected to continue until Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS forecasters estimated that between 2 to 3 inches fell in Southern Butler County as of 4:34 p.m. Sunday, with Zelienople seeing 2.7 inches and Butler 1.18 inches as of 2 p.m. Sunday.

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