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91,068 in Bucks County Remain Without Power

PECO reports it has restored power to more than 725,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

In the most recent PECO update, from Friday afternoon, PECO reports about 125,000 customers still without power:

  • Bucks County =  75,000
  • Montgomery County = 38,000 
  • Chester County = 5,500
  • Delaware County = 3,800
  • Philadelphia County = 2,700

“This is the worst damage I have ever seen,” said Pat O’Neil, a 25-year PECO veteran supervisor who has been working 16 hour shifts to restore service since the beginning of the storm. 

“Many of the areas we are working in had significant damage, including multiple downed trees and poles, downed wires, and damaged equipment.  In some of these areas, we need to completely rebuild the electric distribution system and supporting infrastructure to restore service to our customers.”

PPL reports 10,834 customers without power from Hilltown up through the northwest Bucks County, with about 2,000 customers out in Montgomery County.

Met Ed still has 5,234 customers out in northeast Bucks, from Tinicum up through Riegelsville.

PECO expects the remaining customers to be restored to power by Sunday. PPL is giving a similar time frame for completion.

According to the release, more than 4,600 PECO employees, contractors and workers (from as far away as Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, and PECO’s Chicago-based sister utility ComEd) have restored service to more than 725,000 of the 850,000 PECO customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  An additional 400 support personnel from Maryland and ComEd had joined the restoration effort Friday morning. 

charlie November 04, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I think we all have tons of admiration and respect for the utility crews who are working tirelessly to get our power restored. However, I have zero respect for the suits at first energy who cant tell me when my power is coming back on. Maybe some those suits need to stop thinking thinking like pr spokesmen and more like customer service reps! I am switching power, buying solar panels, geo thermal, what ever i can do. This is what we all get with deregulation!
William Young November 04, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I totally agree with Steve. To many people today don't want to take responsibility for themselves and their family. They want someone to take care of them. Needing refrigeration for medications should have been thought about or action should have been to resolve the problem; go to a shelter, go to a place with power (friend or relative) not everyone was without power. SOLVE the problem yourself, manup and use your head and take care of your family and stop whining!!!!!
Susan L Pulsinelli Persinko November 05, 2012 at 09:08 AM
Someone needs to acknowledge that it takes a lot to truly be prepared for severe weather..this was a serious storm of unpresidented epic proportion...so if some folks got caught with out resources "shame on you is not exactly what they need to here .I'm sure that my two familys I have who lives in long beach island would appreciate a "shame on you"Steve..along with 8 million others right now REALLY? Are you kidding me? SHAME ON YOU ! they have lived there for fifty years and never seen the likes of this so I guess millions of people are whiners wow compassion any one.? .I LIVE ON THE DELAWARE RIVER. AND HAVE ALL THE AMENITIES TO COPE...BUT THE MAJORITY COULD HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS COMING..STEVE...NO ONE IS EVER READY FOR MASSIVE FLOODS AND WIND LIKE THAT UNLESS YOU LIVE IN TORNADO ALLY I WANT TO THANK THE LINEMEN OUT IN THE COLD TIRED AND OVERWHELMED WHO HAVE COME FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO HELP US!!! IT'S A HARD JOB MY HUSBAND WAS A LINEMEN..DANGEROUS JOBS THANKS GUYS VERY GRATEFUL TOO YOU ALL...
Susan L Pulsinelli Persinko November 05, 2012 at 09:13 AM
OH AND I'M STILL WITH OUT POWER... AND NO COMPLAINTS...IT IS WHAT IT IS...YOU COULD BE HOMELESS... I HAVE BEEN IN FLOODS I KNOW FIRST HAND...
Susan L Pulsinelli Persinko November 06, 2012 at 04:22 AM
We have power thanks everyone !!!! From Riegelsville...pa

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