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Power Outages Continue for at Least 90,000

More than four days after a devastating ice storm struck the region, some 93,000 people remain without power.

PECO's current outage map, as of Saturday night.
PECO's current outage map, as of Saturday night.

More than four days after a devastating ice storm struck the region, some 93,000 people remain without power.

PECO has restored power to hundreds of thousands of people — this storm was a record-breaker for the utility company, with the most people without power ever in a winter storm — but nearly 100,000 are still in the dark, with temperatures again expected to be in the teens overnight.

The region’s remaining outage breakdown, according to PECO:

• Bucks County = 20,000
• Chester County = 41,000
• Delaware County = 5,000
• Montgomery County = 24,000
• Philadelphia County = 1,000

A number of people have complained that PECO is changing the estimated times that service will be restored. 

State Rep. Warren Kampf (R-157th) addressed those concerns in an e-mail to constituents Saturday night, saying, “I am disappointed, as I know many of you are, that the estimated time of restoration process has not turned out to be accurate in many cases. Thousands in this district were told last evening they would be restored, and that has not happened. I think as many as 4,000 customers expected restoration, and as of this morning it had not happened. I know many restorations have occurred based on the reports of our constituents since that time, but we are not where they predicted we would be.”

PECO says it has 5,700 people working on power restoration, but continues to caution that “some customers in the most heavily damaged areas will be without service into early next week.”

“We will continue to work around the clock with all personnel focused on storm response,” PECO said in a note to customers.

Contact PECO about an outage here or by calling 1-800-841-4141.


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