Thousands of utility customers in Pennsylvania remained without power Thursday, a day after severe thunderstorms knocked trees and utility lines and spawned two small tornadoes.

The storms containing heavy rains, hail, lightning and strong winds hit early Wednesday and caused damage across the state. especially in western Pennsylvania where winds tore the roofs off of a church and a brewery in New Kensington and blew away a hanger at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

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Thousands of utility customers across Pennsylvania were without power early Wednesday after severe thunderstorms roared through the state, knocking down trees and utility lines and possibly spawning a tornado.

The storms containing heavy rains, hail, lightning and strong winds hit early Wednesday but had mostly left the state by late morning.

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Utility companies were working to restore power to hundreds of people still without electricity a day after severe storms swept through Pennsylvania, downing trees, power lines and possibly spawning several small tornadoes.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh says investigators will be heading to Butler, Clarion and Forest counties to determine whether tornadoes touched down Monday afternoon.

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