22 Aug 2014
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Patch Instagram photo by montcopatch
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PECO Still Not Done Restoring Power

About 10,000 people across the region remained in the dark Monday night.

PECO Still Not Done Restoring Power

For some 10,000 customers, this dark and cold nightmare isn’t over.

PECO reported that as of 6 p.m. Monday, just under 10,000 people in the region remained without power.

By county, the outages break down like this, PECO said:

Bucks County - 1,495
Chester County - 4,517
Delaware County - 511
Montgomery County  - 2,334
Philadelphia County -  Scattered

Customers should continue to report trouble areas to PECO at 1-800-841-4141, the utility company said.

“As work continues, PECO urges customers to take precautions for their safety – taking advantage of local warming centers and shelters or making other arrangements to stay safe," PECO wrote in a statement on its website. "It also is a good opportunity to check on neighbors, friends, the elderly and others who may be without service.” 

The following will be open as warming centers Tuesday for area residents needing a break from the cold:

Chester County

• Paoli Fire Department 
69 Darby Road, Paoli 

• East Brandywine Township Municipal Building
1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown

Montgomery County: 

• Abington Municipal Building
1176 Old York Road, Abington

• Springfield Township Municipal Building
1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor

The National Weather Service is tracking another major snow and ice storm heading our way, which has the potential to disrupt power service again.

PECO emphasized that it was working around the clock to repair service, but offered no timeline for power restoration for those remaining in the dark.

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