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40,000 Still Without Power After Western Pa. Storms

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some 40,000 customers remain without power in western Pennsylvania, most of them in the state's southwestern counties where storms dumped heavy rains, downs trees and spawned at least one suspected tornado.

National Weather Service investigators were expected to visit Lawrence County, south of New Castle, where a funnel cloud was sighted and some witnesses say it touched down, damaging a barn and other buildings on a farm near Route 168. That's about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

No serious injuries have been reported from storms that struck late Wednesday afternoon and soaked already saturated areas, many of which flooded earlier in the day.

Most of those without power are in Pittsburgh or surrounding Allegheny County, or in neighboring Washington County, which stretches southwest to the Ohio border.

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