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Sandy Shuts Down State Street

Local merchants are still in the dark about when they'll get power back.

Merchants on State Street are still waiting for the power to return as of Thursday at noon.

Justin Kaplan, owner at Palate restaurant, said on Wednesday PECO estimated his restoration time would be that night around 11 p.m. But the power is still off, he said. And PECO's new estimated restoration time is now tonight at 11 p.m.

As of Thursday afternoon, as many as 1,500 Newtown Borough customers are without power, according to data from PECO.

PECO customers in Newtown Township have been a bit luckier. On Tuesday, about 6,500 township customers were without power. Today, PECO is reporting there are less than 1,500 customers in Newtown Township who are still in the dark.

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero told Patch Wednesday that PECO is estimating they will have 90 percent of outages in Newtown back online by Friday. The remaining 10 percent will be completed over the weekend, he said. "Hopefully there will be restorations sooner than that," he added.

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elle November 01, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Does anyone know if the council rock school district will be closed on Friday too ? I wish they would let us know ?? When do they decide ??? Thank you
manisha November 01, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Thank you so much for replying Kara
TMFCAQ November 01, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Any news on upper make field ? Power still out. Most on well and septic so water and toilets gone too
Indy's Mom November 02, 2012 at 12:38 AM
My PECO estimate for Court St. is now 11pm on Sunday. Good luck, everyone.
Kara Seymour November 02, 2012 at 02:48 AM
council rock is open friday except for goodnoe

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