Sunday, November 4, 2012
Most of the remainder expected to be restored by Sunday night; 'isolated' customers may need to wait longer
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Power has been restored to more than 87 percent of PECO's customers in Montgomery and Bucks counties, the utility said late Saturday afternoon. About 15,000 customers remained without power in Montgomery County, PECO said. It hopes to have most of the remaining customers back in service by midnight on Sunday night. Customers "in the most damaged and isolated areas" may not get service back until later in the week, the company said. Patch was at the scene as power was restored to one neighborhood in the Eagleville section of Lower Providence Township on Saturday evening. Abington, Cheltenham, Upper Moreland, Lower Merion, and Plymouth townships were named by PECO as the areas that remained most severely impacted by power outages. “I want to…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Upper Providence, Springfield hit hardest in Montgomery County; Spring-Ford schools will be closed Wednesday.
A storm system packing high wind gusts and heavy rain knocked out power to thousands of customers in the northern and western Philadelphia suburbs on Tuesday evening. A PECO representative told Patch at about 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday that about 45,000 of its customers in Montgomery and Chester counties were without power following the line of storms that passed through the area during the evening rush hour. The company said it was still assessing the extent of the damage and did not have an estimate for when power would be restored to affected areas. By 8 p.m., however, the company's online outage map indicated fewer than 20,000 customers without power in those areas. In the Spring-Ford School District in western Montgomery County, an …
Friday, August 26, 2011
The energy provider says they are taking all possible precautions to minimize power loss when Irene hits.
PECO is gearing up for this weekend's Irene encounter. According to a press release, the energy company is taking multiple steps to fully prepare for the storm, in order to minimize the chance of extended power outages. "PECO's full emergency response organization is getting ready to respond to wicked weather this weekend, repair storm damage, and restore service to customers as quickly and safely as possible," the release says. PECO says that the company is specifically taking three courses of action: placing all available crews and personnel on stand-by, securing all available local contractors and arranging for supplemental power grid support from other regions, including PECO's Chicago-based sister utility "ComEd." The energy provider …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The outages began in the early morning hours and crews are working non-stop to restore power.
An ice storm that moved through the area Wednesday morning has caused numerous power outages, with PECO reporting more than 100,000 of its customers without power as of 11:00am. About 22,000 of those customers are in Montgomery County, and an additional 20,000 in Chester County. "We believe that the outages we're seeing now are due to the effects of ice accumulation on power lines and on trees, branches and limbs," Liz Williamson, PECO spokeswoman, said earlier Wednesday morning. PECO has deployed all available crews, including additional crews brought in yesterday, and is working in elongated shifts to restore power, according to Williamson. Karen Muldoon Geus, director of communications for PECO, told Patch that the company has seen its …