Reporting Ian Bush
WALLINGFORD, Pa. (CBS) – Peco says it is working to restore power today to the majority of its remaining blacked-out customers — but some people aren’t holding their breath as they survey the damage left by Hurricane Irene.
For example, forget about driving — or even walking — down Wilder Road in Wallingford (photo).
“The tree hit the wires and knocked them down,” says resident Ida, who hasn’t had electricity since the storm passed through Saturday night.
The tree is still blocking the street, but Ida doesn’t even have to go outside to be inconvenienced.
“I miss the TV and I miss the radio,” she says. Still, she sees a bright side.
“It gives me time to do other things.” Things like cleaning up all the tree limbs littering her yard.
There are no more fallen tree limbs blocking Amherst Avenue in Swarthmore, but Sue still has to use her portable generator.
“We have an infant two doors up, we have somebody with a medical condition next door, and we still can’t get power,” she tells KYW Newsradio.
Peco acknowleges it first gets back up and running the lines serving the most customers. Now, they’re dealing with smaller problems.
But when it’s your home…
“I have to admit — I had a royal meltdown,” Sue says.
Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio 1060