Thursday, January 17, 2013
Customers purchase pre-paid debit cards that are then drained by fraudsters, the company said.
Thursday, January 17
A scam in which PECO customers are misled into purchasing pre-paid debit cards which are then drained of funds is targeting the Philadelphia region, the electric and gas utility said Thursday. In the scam, customers are contacted by persons who claim to work for PECO and informed that they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid their electricity being shut off. The phony employee then instructs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit card from a convenience store or similar location, then to provide that card's number. The fraud operators then drain the funds on the card. “We want to make our customers aware of this scam so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of this and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark …
Monday, November 5, 2012
All three of the county's electric suppliers still were working to restore electricity to all customers.
A week after Hurricane Sandy struck, about 14,000 Bucks County electric customers still were without power. As of Monday at 5:20 p.m., 2,228, Met Ed customers in northeast Bucks and 820 PPL customers in northwest Bucks were out of power. In Central and Lower Bucks, about 11,000 PECO customers still were without power as of Monday. In PECO's territory, service for most remaining customers is expected to be restored by midnight Monday. However, the company noted that some "customers in the most damaged and isolated areas may be without electric service until next week." Met Ed made progress in Bucks County in recent days by energizing the Ferndale Substation on Sunday evening and the Ottsville Substation on Monday, according to an update …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
As of Sunday at 4 p.m., between 501 to 1,500 customers in Northampton Township are without power, according to PECO's outage map.
Utility companies predict that most or all of Bucks County will be restored to power by midnight Sunday.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
On Saturday, local utility companies restored power to more than 50,000 customers, but they still have more than 40,000 to go. In a press release Saturday night, PECO reported that 30,000 customers remained without power in Bucks County. PPL had 5,621 and Met-Ed stated it had 4,874 customers still in the dark. Are you one of the last 40,000? How have you been coping? In Bucks County, Bristol, Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, Solebury townships and New Hope were the hardest hit. PECO expects most of the remaining customers to have service restored by Sunday midnight. “I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we continue to focus on safely restoring service across the region,” said Craig Adams, PECO President …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Between 1,501 and 3,500 customers in Northampton Township are without power, according to PECO's outage map.
PECO reports it has restored power to more than 725,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
In the most recent PECO update, from Friday afternoon, PECO reports about 125,000 customers still without power: “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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Almost all Council Rock School District schools were open today. Did your children go?
Despite some road closures, many residents still without electricity and the school phone lines being down, Council Rock School District announced that all schools but Goodnoe Elementary would open on Friday. In the comments of the article detailing the announcement and on Northampton Patch's facebook page, many people expressed that Friday was too soon to send students and teachers back to school. So did your kids go to school today, or did you let them play hooky? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments below.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Between 501 to 1,500 customers in Northampton Township are without power, according to PECO's outage map.
Updated, Nov. 4, 3:45 p.m.: PECO has estimated that 501 to 1,500 customers in Northampton Towship are still without power. More than 87 percent of customers in the affected areas have had their power restored, according to a press release from PECO. "PECO expects most of the remaining customers to have service restored by Sunday midnight," the release said. "Some customers in the most damaged and isolated areas may be without electric service until early in the week." If you're still without power, when do you think it will be restored? Tell us in the comments. Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter Updated, Nov. 3, 2:20 p.m.: Roughly 1,501 to 3,500 customers are still without power in Northampton Township…
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