Tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the Philadelphia area, days after a winter storm coated trees and electrical lines with ice.
Wednesday’s storm is now officially the second most damaging and the worst winter storm in PECO’s history.
Thousands of power outages have been reported in the Philadelphia area due to the wintry weather.
The snow usually doesn’t cause many outages, but it can under the right conditions according PSE&G Spokeswoman Karen Johnson.
Public Service Electric and Gas Co., PSE&G, is warning customers of a scam in which some people are receiving fraudulent emails appearing to be utility bills.
Police say the scam involves a caller who pretends to be a PSE&G employee and threatens to shut off the victim’s gas and electric if payment isn’t made.
Numerous power outages were reported across the Greater Philadelphia Area due to the severe storms.
“It’s important that workers at the nuclear plants feel comfortable raising concerns, either to the company, to the bosses, through their program for raising safety concerns, or to the NRC,” says a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent a letter to PSE&G asking for assurance that whistleblowers will not be penalized at the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plants.
According to PSEG, about 6,700 customers are affected in Bellmawr, Mount Ephraim, and Lawnside.
New Jersey’s largest electric utility is going after 10 insurance companies in court.
New Jersey’s public utilities board is set to vote on a nearly half-billion-dollar proposal by the state’s largest utility to expand solar power production, a plan the state-paid advocate for ratepayers has sharply criticized as creating an unfair market advantage subsidized by utility customers.
Utility companies are reporting multiple power outages due to the storm.
Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and last October’s ice storm have clearly demonstrated to PSE&G officials that global warming is a reality.
Police are urging drivers to use caution on the roads because of ponding and flooding in low-lying poor drainage areas.