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.
Friday, November 9, 2012
PECO reports downed wire as the cause. Repairs will be done in next coupe of hours. Several traffic lights reported to be out of service.
9:30 p.m. Update PECO is reporting power is restored as of 8:45 p.m. The downed wire was in the area of Route 202 and Route 309. Readers reported outages as far as Route 152 and Route 202 in Chalfont, and to past Hatfield Ice on County Line Road in Colmar. There were also outages reported in Montgomery Commons Shopping Center at North Wales Road and Welsh Road in Montgomery Township. 7:41 p.m. Update PECO representative Liz Williamson said a downed wire is the cause of the outage. A location has not be specified. Repairs should be done "within the next couple of hours." Outages are reported in Chalfont Borough and in areas of Hatfield Township. Last updated 7:20 p.m. Patch is monitoring reports of numerous power outages in the North Penn …
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 …
Grade the response from Bucks County's three electric suppliers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people on the East Coast, including here in Bucks County. Power companies PECO, PPL and Met Ed have been trying to restore power to their customers in Bucks for a week, and the Monday morning quarterbacking has begun. Tell us what you think of the job the companies have done so far. Vote in the poll and then share your thoughts in the comments.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The number of customers in Doylestown Borough without power was down to fewer than 200 by Sunday afternoon, borough officials said.
Latest message from Doylestown Borough regarding the power outage: "As a long and difficult week comes to a close, less than 200 of our neighbors remain without power. PECO crews are out in force today to address these remaining areas. A large PECO crew has restored power to East Ashland Street in the vicinity of Church Street and is removing a large tree from power lines on Church Street at Burpee Park. Another large crew is at work on South West Street near Magill Lane. Still another is nearby on Worthington Street. Smaller crews are at work on Green Street, Clemens Road and at scattered locations throughout the Borough. At this time only Worthington St, Church St (at Burpee Park), South West St (near Magill), and Creek Drive remain …
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
The township has a hose hooked up for township residents to get water.
Doylestown Township is offering water to any township resident still without power. Township workers have hooked up a hose at the township building for residents to come and get water. Residents are asked to bring their own container to fill. Many people who live in Doylestown Township depend on private wells for their water supply. The pumps in the wells depend upon electricity, so when the power goes out, many of those people will lose water, as well as power. Township officials noted that the water is potable.
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 …
PECO says it is on track to have 90 percent of its customers restored by Friday evening - but many of the 10 percent still out could be in Bucks County.
Power has been restored to many in the Central Bucks area, but tens of thousands remain without electricity across the county on Friday. PECO says it still is on track to have power restored to 90 percent of its customers who lost power after Hurricane Sandy. But as days dragged on, and numbers in other counties began to fall, it became increasingly clear that many of the remaining still powerless into next week would be in Bucks County. For instant updates, follow Doylestown Patch on Facebook and Twitter. So, is Bucks County the 10 percent? Some local leaders are starting to think so. "I just got off the phone with a resident in one corner of the township, they’re without power, they’re without water. They’ve gotten three different …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The PECO trucks are coming, the PECO trucks are coming!
House by house, block by block, the lights started blinking back on and homes started warming up. The power started to come back on in neighborhoods in and around Doylestown on Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy belted the area on Monday. For those who have been in the dark, without electronic connection to the world, without light, or heat or warm showers and hot food, it was a welcome relief. But not everyone is ready to celebrate yet. As of 12:02 a.m. on Friday, thousands of PECO customers in Central Bucks County still were facing their fourth day without electricity. Doylestown Borough and Doylestown, New Britain and Plumstead townships each had 1,501 to 3,500 customers out (PECO's outage map publicly lists only ranges, …