Toppled tree knocks out power in Reading's Centre Park

Published: Oct 07 2013 10:45:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2013 05:46:20 PM EDT
Toppled tree in Reading

A fallen tree has knocked out electricity to some residents of Reading's Centre Park neighborhood.

Emergency crews responded shortly after 10 a.m. Monday to an alley behind the 1000 block of North 4th Street.

They arrived to find the fallen tree resting against some power lines. Met-Ed has not yet said how many of its customers in the area are affected by the power outage.

Crews blocked off access to the alley until the tree can be removed and the damaged power lines can be fixed.

In the meantime, emergency crews are preparing themselves for more problems throughout the day as storm is expected to deliver heavy rains and damaging wind gusts.