A water main break in South Philadelphia early Friday morning damaged at least one home and created a traffic headache.
A Peco spokesman reports power went out Tuesday morning, shortly after 11:15am.
According to PECO, 4,000 customers in Doylestown/New Hope and north are in the dark.
“Peco management should be ashamed,” said resident Marla Rosenberg. Peco filed a loss claim for $750,000. The city’s total liability is capped at $500,000.
The Public Utility Commission says PECO and other power utilities should have done a better job.
The Delaware River waterfront is gearing up for summer with a lineup of free festivals, multicultural events, and concerts.
Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred Saturday night in Darby, Delaware County.
Over three years, prosecutors say Marcelino Cuadra would go to homes and businesses and tamper with the utility meters so they would read less — or at times — nothing at all.
Sharon McDaniel, manager of construction and maintenance in Peco’s Bucks-Mont region, says the volunteers made quick work of the task.
Earth Hour is 8:30 to 9:30 Saturday night — and there will be a number of local efforts.
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.
The Utility Emergency Services Fund is a 30-year-old program to help families pay off utility bills and keep the lights on.
The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a pair of hearings later this month in the suburbs to discuss the response to massive power outages caused by the ice storm last month.
With another winter storm in the works, all eyes are on the roads, mass transit and the public utilities.
Only CBS 3 cameras were there as top PECO officials and emergency managers from four Pennsylvania counties and Philadelphia met behind closed doors to discuss response to power problems during the recent ice storm.