Authorities say a woman has been killed by a tree felled by powerful storms that left tens of thousands of customers without power, mostly in western and central Pennsylvania.
The Potter County coroner says 66-year-old Linda Button was killed Thursday evening in Genesee Township. That's about 150 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, near the New York border. State police in Coudersport expect to release more details later Friday.
First Energy Corp. reported about 70,000 customers without power on Friday morning, with the worst problems in Butler County, north of Pittsburgh, and Cambria County, east of the city. Thousands more outages were reported by PPL Corp. in central Pennsylvania.
The high winds tore the roof off a volunteer fire hall in Butler County. In Cambria County, WJAC-TV in Johnstown had its Thursday evening newscast knocked off the air by lightning.