Ice Storms

(Mike Innocenzo, CEO of Peco, testifies before the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Peco CEO Expresses Pride Over Ice Storm Power Recovery Effort

Peco CEO Mike Innocenzo told the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee that 715,000 customers lost power — 40 percent of the Peco system and 70 percent of Peco customers in the suburbs — due to the February 5th ice storm.

03/27/2014

(Branches placed curbside for collection along Cynwyd Circle in Bala Cynwyd.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Lower Merion Township To Collect Tree Branches Felled By Winter Weather

This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

03/24/2014

(A pedestrian struggles through the snow in Chester County on February 13, 2014.  Credit: CBS3)

Chester County Looking For Businesses That Need Recovery Aid From Ice Storm

County officials are now urging businesses to apply for federal assistance through the county web site.

02/25/2014

(Personnel in the Peco emergency operations center monitor the system for outages in the five-county Philadelphia area.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Nasty Nor’easter Bringing New Round Of Power Outages

On the heels of historic ice storm that left many homeowners without power for nearly a week, Thursday’s storm is knocking out power for many customers in region.

02/13/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout Philadelphia

Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.

02/13/2014

(Peco employees work to restore power four days after the Feb. 5th ice storm.  File photo)

Sorry, No Credit For Interrupted Power, Peco Tells Customers

But a Peco spokesman added, “We would not be charging customers for using energy while their service is interrupted,”

02/12/2014

(A tree brought down by the February 5, 2014 ice storm lands on a car in Ardmore, Pa.   Photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Montco Gearing Up For Next Major Snow Event

With at least six inches of snow forecast for a large part of the county and winds that could bring down power lines and trees, county commissioner Josh Shapiro is urging residents to sign up for “Ready Notify Pa.,” to get emergency alerts.

02/11/2014

(A Home Depot store in Northeast Philadelphia was helping customers prepare for the next storm with shovels, flashlights, and batteries, but only limited supplies of salt.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Area Stores Running Out of Rock Salt Ahead of Next Snowstorm

With plenty of winter storms already under our belts and another one on the way Wednesday night, rock salt and other snow-melting chemicals are very hard to find anywhere in the Delaware Valley.

02/11/2014

File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

Overworked Electric Utility Workers On Call For Yet Another Major Storm

Peco electrical crews are bracing for another winter whammy on Thursday. It is unclear whether workers will be available from other jurisdictions if needed.

02/11/2014

(Workers at a makeshift Peco information center await customers with questions.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Bucks County Residents Seeing Electric Lights at the End of the Tunnel

“It’s a slow process,” notes Lower Makefield police chief Kenneth Coluzzi. “We still have a little over a hundred residents out of power.”

02/10/2014

(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm. Photo by CBS-3)

Montco Official Says Peco Responded Well To Storm But Wonders About Underlying Issues

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the electric utility’s leadership and its work staff have done an outstanding job, but he thinks more upfront investment may ease future events.

02/10/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

(A tree brought down by the ice storm in Downingtown, Pa.  Credit: s-schmid2)

Area Tree Services In High Gear, Cleaning Up From Ice Storm

The cleanup continues, and a local tree expert says there is still a long way to go.

02/07/2014

(A fallen tree lays across a road and power lines in Chester County, Pa.   Photo by KYW's David Madden)

Chester County Residents Without Power Persevere For Third Day

Everywhere you look, tree branches and fallen limbs litter the roadsides.

02/07/2014

(Joe and Dorothy Barry shop for an emergency home generator at a Sears store in Norristown. Photo by Steve Tawa)

Who Wants a Home Generator? While the Power is Out, Everyone.

At a Sears appliance and hardware store in Norristown, Joe and Dorothy Barry were among shoppers awaiting a fresh shipment of

02/06/2014

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