Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Power went out after PECO equipment malfunctioned near Rt. 611 and Edison Furlong Road.
About 3,400 PECO customers lost power Wednesday afternoon after a piece of electrical equipment malfunctioned south of Doylestown. The equipment was atop a pole at the intersection of Edison Furlong Road and Rt. 611, PECO spokeswoman Liz Williamson told Patch. Passersby reported power lines on fire near the Shell Station at that intersection. It happened around 1:15 p.m., she said. At the height of the loss, about 3,400 customers lost power, Williamson said. Many of those outages were very brief - only a minute or two long. By 2:30 p.m., all but six customers had been restored to power, she said. "We've still got crews out there working, and they'll stay there until every customer has been restored," Williamson said. The Y on Lower State …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Electric service is expected to be restored quickly, borough officials said.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Power went out to parts of north Doylestown on Tuesday around 7:30 a.m. PECO told Doylestown Borough officials that the power was lost due to a faulty aerial circuit in Buckingham Township, which feeds part of the Borough. The damage was caused by high winds, the company said. The company said power should be restored by about 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
PECO plans to shut off the power for about four hours early Wednesday morning.
PECO plans to turn off electric service to part of Doylestown Borough for about four hours early Wednesday morning. The "planned service interruption" is necessary so the company can do some work on the electric lines. The power is expected to be shut off from about 2 a.m. to about 6 a.m. Wednesday, the company said Tuesday. Customers to be affected are mostly on North and South Main Street in the downtown area, borough officials said Tuesday. Those whose power is to be interrupted already should have been notified by letter and door hanger from PECO, they said. Anyone who is located on or near Main Street in the downtown area who has not received notice of the outage is asked to contact Doylestown borough manager John Davis at jdavis@…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The utility plans to replace about half a mile of cable under Main Street in Doylestown.
The project to improve electric service to downtown Doylestown is expected to hit Main Street by the end of the month. PECO is expected to begin the third phase of its service improvement plan for the borough by the end of March. The work should be wrapped up by about May 15, PECO spokeswoman Liz Williamson said Monday. During the six-week project, PECO workers will install about half a mile's worth of new electric cables under Main Street. Williamson said the work will take place on both sides of the street from Oakland Avenue up to Broad Street. The cables will be laid in the street, about 18 to 24 inches out from the curb, Williamson said. Traffic will be affected, but the utility will work with the borough to minimize impact, she said…
Friday, March 2, 2012
A tripped circuit caused 3,000 property owners to go powerless for approximately 30 minutes Friday morning.
More than 3,000 Doylestown property owners received fresh evidence of the need to upgrade the borough's electricity grid when they lost power late Friday morning. A PECO spokeswoman told phillyburbs.com, a tripped circuit caused the outage at 11:30 a.m., and crews had repaired the problem by 11:55 a.m. The latest incident comes just days before PECO representatives are scheduled to address the Doylestown Borough council committee and outline the next step to an ambitious plan to repair and stabilize the electric cables and equipment that power the borough and its business district. "They're coming to us Monday to lay out details of a very significant project of laying cable on Main Street," borough manager John Davis told Doylestown Patch …
The project is expected to take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.
The electric company soon will begin an ambitious project that will affect downtown Doylestown and, hopefully, result in more reliable electric service for the area. Representatives from PECO are expected to appear before a Doylestown Borough council committee Monday night. They will outline the next step in a promised plan to repair and stabilize electric cables and equipment that supply the borough, particularly the business district, with power. The next phase will involve installing new wiring through the downtown, a project that is expected to last for longer than a month, borough manager John Davis said Thursday. "They're coming to us Monday to lay out details of a very significant project of laying cable on Main Street," Davis said…
Monday, December 5, 2011
PECO plans to make additional upgrades after the holidays
PECO has finished repairing and replacing faulty equipment in Doylestown Borough, but that doesn’t mean the energy company is finished working in the municipality, company representatives said Monday. Theodore Dorand, PECO’s external affairs manager for Bucks County, told the borough’s public works committee and approximately a dozen residents and borough council members that the company plans to correct circuit load imbalances beginning in mid January. He said at certain peak demand times of the year, some circuits are carrying a higher than capacity load. That's something they should be doing only in emergency situations. “We’re looking at ways to address that,” Dorand said. “We’re very confident we’ve taken a major step in improving the…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
All of PECO's work in downtown Doylestown will be finished by Wednesday and won't resume until after the start of the new year.
PECO's recent work in downtown Doylestown has left sidewalks torn up, making the downtown business district difficult to navigate. That work will come to an end Tuesday, and the sidewalks will be restored and all equipment removed on Wednesday, just in time for the arrival of Santa on Friday night - and the holiday shopping season. "We did not want to do anything between the arrival of Santa and the beginning of the year," borough manager John Davis said during Tuesday night's council meeting. PECO "did agree to put their efforts on hold, and everything will be buttoned up by this Wednesday." PECO has been thoroughly inspecting its electrical equipment in downtown Doylestown, after a series of power outages throughout the year cut critical…