PITTSBURGH — Strong thunderstorms that moved across much of Pennsylvania downed trees and power lines, cutting power to thousands and even postponing a game in the Little League World Series.
Tuesday’s storms also prompted tornado watches and warnings in various places — including Williamsport, where the Little Leaguers are gathered for their annual championship — but there were no immediate reports that any funnels actually touched down.
About 5,000 people lost power in the afternoon and evening in the Westmoreland County area, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, but that service was largely restored by Wednesday morning.
The area around Wilkes-Barre, in the northeastern part of the state, was also particularly hard hit. Trees there blocked roads, came down on homes.
No serious injuries were immediately reported.