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 …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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 …
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 …
With four unexpected days off from school before the arrival of winter weather, Centennial officials are mindful of what the effects will be on the rest of the school year.
After four days of weathering Hurricane Sandy and working to restore power in the aftermath, Centennial schools were back in session Friday morning. (The only exception was Klinger Middle School, which experienced more electrical problems late Thursday night and was forced to remain closed.) As the students get back to the daily grind after a brief and unexpected respite, administrators are looking at what effect the four-day interruption will have on the school calendar. Pennsylvania statutes require public schools to complete 180 days of instruction before July 1. According to Centennial's 2012-2013 calendar, June 20, 2013 is marked as the final day of class for students. Superintendant Dr. Jenny Cressman stated in e-mailed comments that…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Power has been restored to all the buildings. Full transportation will be provided for all students.
The following message has been posted on the Centennial School District website and e-mailed to parents Thursday night: Centennial School District will be OPEN on Friday, November 2, 2012. Power has been restored to each of our buildings, and we are eager to welcome our students back. Transportation will be restored to all schools in Centennial, as well as to our non-public schools. MBIT remains closed on November 2, 2012. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have navigated this challenging weather event. We are delighted to be able to resume school! Jennifer E. Cressman, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools
Thousands of PECO customers in Warminster still wait for the lights to come back on.
Three days after Hurricane Sandy's devestation, generators continued humming around Warminster and Ivyland. Thousands in the Warminster and Ivyland neighborhoods have been without power since the storm wreaked havoc on the area. The Centennial School District has closed the schools since Oct. 29 and many area businesses remain dark while PECO crews work on restoring power. Kmart, PetSmart and the majority of stores in Center Point Place have not opened for business, as well as the township library. A statement from PECO posted on its website says, "Based on our assessment of the extent of damage, PECO expects to be able to restore service to approximately 80-90 percent of customers impacted by the storm by Friday night. Service for most …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
While we're still not sure how close Hurricane Irene will come to our area, we do know there will be an impact, possibly including power outages.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, PECO is preparing. The utility’s full emergency response organization is preparing for the damage Irene may inflict upon our area this weekend, according to a news release from PECO. Here are some tips from PECO: How you can prepare: If an outage occurs: Tips provided by PECO.