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Power Outages, Train Problems Linger In Irene’s Aftermath

file photo (credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

file photo (credit: KYW’s Bill Roswell)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There are still some lingering power outages and travel concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

PECO says they’ve restored about 500,000 outages since Irene has passed, but they’re still working to get about 8,000 customers back up as of midmorning -– about 3,200 in Delaware County, 1,700 in Bucks County, 1,600 in Chester County, and 1,500 in Montgomery County.  Scattered outages remained in Philadelphia and York counties, according to Peco.

PSE&G was still dealing with about 62,000 outages, mostly up in Somerset and Middlesex counties.

Atlantic City Electric had about 2,000 customers still without power.

As for trains, New Jersey Transit has service back up from Trenton to New York, but Septa’s Trenton Regional Rail line isn’t going all the way out to Trenton — it’s stopping at Levittown. There is bus service from Levittown to Trenton, but heads up: the bus leaves right before the train arrives, so once you get to Levittown you have to wait about an hour for the next bus.

Amtrak says most trains between Washington and Boston are running, including the Acela Express. The Acela was running on time, and Amtrak’s regional lines were also running but with minor delays of about 15 minutes.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060

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