Nov. 2 Update: 90 Percent of PECO Customers On Line by Midnight
Township manager Rich Manfredi said that PECO representatives are working to get at least 90 percent of Warminster customers back on the grid by Friday night.
As of 3:15 Thursday afternoon, 60 percent of PECO customers in Warminster were still without power, Township Manager Rich Manfredi told the board of supervisors during its meeting last night.
Manfredi expressed gratitude to the crews for working overtime to get residents back on line, but made it clear that there was still a lot of work to do.
"They are working the best they can," said Manfredi, "but we are not out of the woods yet. I am not satisfied with 60 percent of our residents without electricity."
According to Manfredi, PECO predicted during a conference call that 90 percent of customers in Warminster and Bucks County would have power by Friday night.
"They are going with the full court press and bringing in 50 more bucket trucks," said Manfredi.
Patch readers echoed the thanks to the PECO and Asplundh Tree Service crews on the Warminster Patch Facebook page and indicated that power had been restored to neighborhoods that had been in the dark for days, including Yorktown Villages and Log College Manor.
"They ROCK," wrote Debbie Canning. "It has been a mess and they are doing the best they can/I wasn't expecting power till Monday and came home to a wonderful sight LIGHTS."
Manfredi also took time Thursday night to praise the efforts of the townships emergency management departments, including the police and fire departments, the public works department and the ambulance corps. According to Lt. Dominic Varacallo, police officers responded to 256 alerts between 8 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday.