A PECO Record: More Than 620,000 Without Power

Trees, wires and branches are down throughout the region.

A familiar sight on Wednesday: A tree blocking the road.
A familiar sight on Wednesday: A tree blocking the road.
More than 623,000 PECO customers were without power as of 1 p.m., and that number was only expected to climb as the day wore on.

That number is a PECO record: This is the most customers who have been without power ever in a winter storm, The Philadelphia Inquirer said.

The record for customers without power for any reason was 850,000 during Superstorm Sandy.

The distinction didn't make those who have been without power for nearly 12 hours feel any better.

PECO assured customers that crews continue to work to restore power, but a number of people have emailed Patch to say that they were told it could be several days before power is restored.

Report an outage by calling 1-800-841-4141.

William Sparks February 06, 2014 at 03:57 PM
jane b February 06, 2014 at 03:59 PM
still no word on Chestnut Hill?
anita buckholz February 06, 2014 at 05:56 PM
Anita b february 6, 2014 5:55 pm Doylestown, has power been restored? Or what is projected timeframe?
Concerned Resident February 07, 2014 at 12:06 PM
We are day #3 without power in Warminster.
Josh February 11, 2014 at 09:10 AM
PECO was mainly polite but did not take notes on intricacies of certain grids ( ours has a breaker that always needs to be simply re set - PECO always forgets ). Same the last 3 long outages where all but one street was restored and they forgot to flip the breaker. This shows a weak link and despite being reported there is never a consistent fix. Never. I also have a garbage bag full of debris from cable and phone crews throwing power line and pole trash into our yards where kids play. I have saved the pieces and pictures. Why? Not sure, but I told Churchill many times. And provided pictures. Including the pole on fire as it is an ongoing problem. Nothing ever has been done...


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