Pa. death toll rises to 15 in wake of Sandy

Tony Bittner, of West Penn Power, surveys the damage on Hunter Road, Mercersburg, Pa., Thursday, November 1, 2012. Several trees and utility poles were down across the road that has been closed since Monday's superstorm. (AP Photo/Public Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)

November 2, 2012 2:20:11 PM PDT
Another death in Pennsylvania has been attributed to the storm that struck the East Coast earlier this week.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Friday that a 93-year-old man from Upper Macungie Township died of hypothermia in his home while the power was out.

That brings the number of deaths in Pennsylvania to 15.

About 258,000 Pennsylvania utility customers were still without power by late afternoon Friday, down from the 1.2 million outages at the peak of the storm.

In the Philadelphia area, Peco still had 110,000 outages but hoped to have 90 percent back by midnight Friday. The utility said some remote portions of Montgomery and Bucks counties might not have service restored until early next week.


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