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
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.
Friday, November 2, 2012
A local woman has created a song and video honoring the utility workers who are laboring night and day to pull the East Coast out of the dark.
They have been working 10-, 12- and 16-hour shifts in the days since Hurricane Sandy left nearly a million Philadelphia-area electric customers in the cold and the dark. The linemen working round-the-clock to restore power to a darkened East Coast have been unsung heroes. That is, until now. LisaBeth Weber, a Bucks County artist, has written a song and created a video to honor the contributions of people who she says are too often taken for granted. "The first responders - police, fire and EMS - they're often thanked for their work, as they should be," Weber said. "But these linemen, who are working in sometimes really difficult situations, a lot of time, they’re saving lives, too, but no one really says thank you." Weber, who lives in …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, PECO has said that it may take up to a week to restore power to the area.
It may take up to a week to fully restore power to the Bucks County area, according to PECO. More than 850,000 customers are without power, which makes Hurricane Sandy the most damaging storm in the company's history. Of the 850,000 affected customers, 3,500 are in Northampton Township. As of Tuesday at 6 p.m. restoration estimates for the Northampton Township area were not available. PECO is asking customers to call 1-800-841-4141 to report a power outage. How are you dealing with the outage? Tell us in the comments. Related Articles: Like us on Facebook to get additional coverage. Sign up for our newsletter for breaking news reports and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the minute coverage.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
If downed trees or flooded roads cause road closures or power outages, Patch will let you know.
Updated 12:51 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30: More than 3,500 homes throughout Northampton Township are still without power, according to PECO's outage map, out of 18,000 customers. Patch has heard from residents in Holland who said they lost power before 5 p.m. yesterday, residents from Richboro who have been without power since about 6 p.m., and some in Churchville reported losing power around 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. Roads Closed: According to a message from the township, "Public Works is continuing to clean up the Northampton area." Updated 9:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29: According to PECO's outage map, there are currently more than 3,500 homes without power throughout Northampton Township (out of 15,300 customers). While more than 50,000 …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
While we're still not sure how close Hurricane Irene will come to our area, we do know there will be an impact, possibly including power outages.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, PECO is preparing. The utility’s full emergency response organization is preparing for the damage Irene may inflict upon our area this weekend, according to a news release from PECO. Here are some tips from PECO: How you can prepare: If an outage occurs: Tips provided by PECO.