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Gov. Corbett Visits Dresher

The governor was on a tour of heavily damaged areas of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Pa. Governor Tom Corbett visited Dresher on Wednesday as he toured sections of Pennsylvania most heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy earlier this week.

CBS Philadelphia reported that Corbett stopped at the Dreshertown Plaza shopping center to view power restoration efforts.

A Mississippi Power crew, among the many hundreds of workers called to the area by PECO in advance of the the storm's arrival, was reportedly fixing utility poles and downed power lines in the area.

After leaving Upper Dublin, Corbett continued up Route 611 on to Bucks County, where he addressed residents and volunteers inside a Red Cross shelter at a high school in Nockmixon Township [Phila. Inquirer].

David Franklin November 01, 2012 at 12:31 PM
That was damn white of Governor One-Term Tom to take a gander at us common people suffering.
tex November 01, 2012 at 12:34 PM
We could have had our power back earlier if all the Mississippi workers didn't stop to gather around the Gov to get their faces on TV, and kept working thru the press junket.
JJ November 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Give it a break guys. Being a governor is a hard job. He could have not come. And for Pete's sake, give the power guys a break, too. They came here as voluteers; if they want to take a minute, why not?
Frogman November 01, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I agree with JJ. Hey 'David' and 'Tex,' have you thanked the out of state workers, most of whom left their families late last week to get here? How about our local elected officials, township employees, fireman and police officers who have been working tirelessly to maintain order and get things back to normal.
DRORG November 01, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Things could have been a lot worse. We are very grateful to all of the power crews and the police, fire, public works and postal workers who maintained services during the storm. I can't say the same for the idiot drivers who forget that wet leaves are like ice and can cause them to knock down light poles.
udresident November 01, 2012 at 03:32 PM
We are also very grateful to the power crews that came to help, and all the local folks who worked long shifts to keep us safe and minimize the damage caused by the storm! THANK YOU!!!
W. B. J. November 01, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Note the knee-jerk reactions by the "D"'s.
Dr Steven Greene November 01, 2012 at 04:11 PM
He is doing what he can (the gov)... he can't fix 150 000 people's power himself can he? Not sure why he picked the parking lot of the Dresher MacD's to hold a press conference, but it was kind of neat that he did. I happen to be driving by at the time and stopped by to check it out. I think overall PECO and all did a very good job over this past week. It is a huge challenge and a lot of work.
Joe Koenig November 01, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I agree with Dr. Greene. As an R, I am dissapointed that he has not spent time in SE PA. Hopefully this will change. I think he picked Upper Dublin because the Republican Area Leader has worked hard in Harrisburg as well as Todd Stephens and Tom Murt to bring $$ to this area.
Phil Plano November 02, 2012 at 12:37 PM
I live in Upper Dublin and my power still hasn't been restored. PECO's ETA is now 11/4/12. His visit didn't help my power get restored any quicker.

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