Jul 28, 2014
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Thousands Without Power in Easton

Hurricane Sandy causes damage throughout the city, leaves whole neighborhoods in the dark.

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If you wanted to see whether Hurricane Sandy had been to Easton, all you had to do was go to the Rock Church.

Winds from the storm had ripped one of the clocks from the clock tower of the Fifth Street church. 

Actually, you could find damage from the storm all over the city Tuesday morning, as people began cleaning up, assessing the damage, and preparing for life without electricty.

As of Tuesday at 11:40 a.m., 7,752 customers in Easton were without power, according to Met-Ed. There were another 2,230 in Williams Township, and 3,410 in Wilson. Earlier Tuesday, the utility said it had 203,000 customers in total who had no electricty.

Numerous roads were closed around the city due to downed wires, trees and other damage.

  • 500 block of Northampton Street
  • Washington St between S. 5th Street and S. Union Street
  • Route 611 between 3rd St. and the city line 
  • Route 611 between Bushkill street and the city line
  •  St. Joseph St between Folk and Charles St. 
  • 300 block of Folk St. 
  • West Kleinhans Street between Folk and St. John Street 
  • Williams Street between Philadelphia Road and Seitz Street
  • 300 block of Wierbach Street
  • 9th & Jackson Street
  • N. 9th St. between Spring Garden St. and Wood Ave. 
  • N. 14th St. between Northampton and Liberty St.
  • Lafayette Street. between Coleman and Hamilton St. 
  • McCartney Street. between Pierce and Burke St. 
  • Pierce Street between Reeder and Brodhead streets 
  • Burke Streets. between Reeder and Brodhead streets
  • Taylor Avenue between Park and Mixsell street. 
  • College Avenue between McCartney Street and College Avenue 
  • Cattell Street between Clinton Terrace And College Avenue

The city will remain in a state of emergency until midnight. Easton's trick-or-treat night, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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