Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle says extra staffers are being brought in to handle an anticipated crush of emergency calls at the 911 Center.
PECO is hoping to have all power restored by the end of Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, a little under 2,000 remained without power.
Peco electrical crews are bracing for another winter whammy on Thursday. It is unclear whether workers will be available from other jurisdictions if needed.
Frustration among Delaware Valley area power consumers is high, particularly among those who were without power for days in freezing temperatures.
After an event like the ice storm, you might wonder, why are power lines on top of utility poles where they’re so vulnerable to falling tree limbs?
Now, attention is shifting to our next winter storm.
“It’s a slow process,” notes Lower Makefield police chief Kenneth Coluzzi. “We still have a little over a hundred residents out of power.”
Many locations in the Greater Philadelphia area are still facing power outages after Wednesday’s storm.
Heading into the overnight hours, the utility was reporting just over 20,000 remaining outages, a significant drop from Saturday.
Hundreds of PECO customers — now in their fifth day with no electricity — showed up for face-to-face sessions the utility set up in the hardest hit suburbs.
Tens of thousands of PECO customers were happy and warm Saturday night, but, there’s still many more people throughout the area who are still in the dark.
The power went out around 2 a.m. Saturday morning at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission at 13th and Arch Streets.
Tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the Philadelphia area, days after a winter storm coated trees and electrical lines with ice.
As of late yesterday afternoon, no PECO customers in Yardley had power and many residents say it is a nightmare revisited.
In this age of connectivity, many of those without power in our area have had to scramble to charge their phones, tablets and laptops.