Moon Twp. opens warming centers for residents facing power outages

Weekend wind storm knocks out power, warming center opened


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John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP- With homes all around the area facing power outages, officials in Moon Township have set up a warming center for residents who needed it.

Duquesne Light’s website indicated that approximately 700 houses in Moon Township were still without power Monday evening.

The Moon Township Police Department played host as public warming center for residents to escape the cold Monday night temperatures that surged into the area following a weekend wind storm.

The warming center was open Monday night at the Moon Township Fire Department at the Public Safety Building on 1000 Beaver Grade Road. The center opened at 5:00 p.m and was available to the public until 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

Officials at the Moon Township Police Department posted to social media that the warming center will now be located at the Impact Christian Church.

Authorities at the Moon Township Police Department said that approximately half a dozen people were staying overnight Monday. Police also mentioned resident have been staying at local hotels for the night or with family members.

The Moon Township Police Department has been balancing normal calls with calls related to the storm and has faced no severe amount of trouble from the storm. The department reported that larger service areas such as retirement homes have not lost power.

Officials say they did not need to call in more officers to handle the aftermath of Sunday’s winds and have no word as to when Duquesne Light will have everyone’s power back up and running.

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