Monday, February 11, 2013
The campus has closed due to a widespread power outage.
A widespread power outage today has left much of the Robert Morris University campus in the dark, leading university officials to close the campus for the afternoon. RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts said several buildings on campus are now without power. He said he could not confirm if the outage, which occurred earlier today, affected all campus facilities. Potts said he could not comment on the exact cause of the outage, though Duquesne Light crews have been called to the Moon Township campus. RMU's student newspaper The Sentry reports that power lines are down behind the university's Nicholson Center, which serves as a hub for student activity on campus. The women's basketball game scheduled for tonight at the university's Sewall Center …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The electrical outage cut off the Edgeworth store's gas pumps on Wednesday.
Motorists hoping to pump gas earlier Wednesday at the BP in Edgeworth were out of luck. A power outage knocked out electricity and gas pump operations to the store at 209 Ohio River Boulevard. Even after power was restored, yellow caution tape cordoned off the entrances Wednesday afternoon as store employees continued working to get the gas pumps back on. An employee at the store said the gas pumps were back in service as of Wednesday evening. Edgeworth police said the outage didn’t affect any other businesses or residential customers in the area. Duquesne Light Co. spokesman Joey Vallarian couldn't comment on BP in particular, but said there were no widespread outages reported in the area.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Crews in Leetsdale spent Tuesday working to clean up after thunderstorms rolled through a day earlier.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The late-afternoon storm swept in from the west, bringing high winds and lightning that may have struck a transformer.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, July 11, 2011
Joe Book stood outside the Subway watching fire trucks direct traffic at the Quaker Village Drive intersection. He said the restaurant had a few customers inside when the power went out around 5:15 p.m. Monday. "With the power being down, you can't work the register," Book said. Utility crews were still working Monday night to restore power in Leetsdale, Bell Acres and other Sewickley Valley neighborhoods after a fast-moving storm swept through the region shortly after 5 p.m. Power was on in much of Sewickley but was out at the BP gas station in Edgeworth, Azul Restaurant in Leetsdale, and Giant Eagle, Wendy's, GetGo and other businesses in the Quaker Village shopping plaza on Route 65. Power was reportedly back on this morning at Giant…