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Peco CEO Expresses Pride Over Ice Storm Power Recovery EffortPeco 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.
Lower Merion Township To Collect Tree Branches Felled By Winter WeatherThis 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.
Chester County Looking For Businesses That Need Recovery Aid From Ice StormCounty officials are now urging businesses to apply for federal assistance through the county web site.
Nasty Nor’easter Bringing New Round Of Power OutagesOn 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.
Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.
Sorry, No Credit For Interrupted Power, Peco Tells CustomersBut a Peco spokesman added, "We would not be charging customers for using energy while their service is interrupted,"
Montco Gearing Up For Next Major Snow EventWith 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.
Area Stores Running Out of Rock Salt Ahead of Next SnowstormWith 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.
Overworked Electric Utility Workers On Call For Yet Another Major StormPeco electrical crews are bracing for another winter whammy on Thursday. It is unclear whether workers will be available from other jurisdictions if needed.
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."
Montco Official Says Peco Responded Well To Storm But Wonders About Underlying IssuesCounty 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.
Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and MisuseCity 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.
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