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PECO Truck. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

EXCLUSIVE: PECO Officials And Top Emergency Managers Meet For Closed-door Meeting On Storm Response

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.

02/27/2014

(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

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

Town of Warminster, Pa. Demands Outage Answers From Peco

Warminster officials say electrical distribution to the township has been spotty over the past five years. Even during times of non-severe weather events, they say, the power goes out in parts of the township all too often.

02/25/2014

(A Philadelphia Streets Department trash truck fitted with a plow blade clears a lane of Vine Street in Old City.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

City Of Philadelphia Closes For A Second Day As Street Cleanup Continues

In Philadelphia, officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the overnight accumulation did not cause widespread problems. And they stand by their decision to close city government on Friday.

02/14/2014

(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

(A Septa bus makes its way along snow-covered Fifth Street in Old City Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Snowstorm Update: Area Transportation and Utilities Limping Along

(** UPDATED **) — The latest, and largest, snowstorm of the current winter season played havoc with transportation and electric service in and around the Delaware Valley.

02/13/2014

(The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission managed to serve about fifty people per night while limping along on emergency generator power.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

5 Days Later, Full Electric Power Restored at Center City Homeless Shelter

But even while they were operating on emergency power for five days, the cold, dark conditions didn’t stop people from seeking refuge from the frigid temperatures.

02/12/2014

(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

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PECO Makes Progress In Restoring Power After Last Week’s Ice Storm

Now, attention is shifting to our next winter storm.

02/10/2014

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Thieves Take Advantage Of Devastating Ice Storm In Radnor Township

Thieves took advantage of the recent storm, burglarizing three homes that did not have power.

02/10/2014

(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

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Villanova University Resumes Classes After Massive Power Outage

Students at Villanova University are back in class today for the first time since last week’s ice storm knocked out power to the campus.

02/10/2014

Stigall Show Log 2.10.14

Chris reviews the restoration of power all around the suburbs, Jay Leno’s farewell, and the Newark Star-Ledger apologizing for endorsing Chris Christie. He also talks with Gordon Deal from the Wall Street Journal This Morning.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/10/2014

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Latest Power Outage Information — Feb. 10, 2014

Many locations in the Greater Philadelphia area are still facing power outages after Wednesday’s storm.

02/09/2014

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