Thousands Still Without Power Post-Sandy

Power restored to millions but thousands remain in the dark

By Danielle Johnson, Dan Stamm and David Chang
|  Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 12:39 PM EDT
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Thousands of people remained without power in Mercer County Sunday night -- more than five days after Sandy left the area. NBC10's Claudia Rivero speaks with residents of the Windsor Mill apartments that remain in the dark as temperatures continue to drop.

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Thousands of people remained without power in Mercer County Sunday night -- more than five days after Sandy left the area. NBC10's Claudia Rivero speaks with residents of the Windsor Mill apartments that remain in the dark as temperatures continue to drop.

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Power is being restored across the area, post-Sandy. In some of the hardest-hit areas, progress moved slowly due to trees taking down wires. By Tuesday, more than a million customers who lost power, were back up and running in Pennsylvania alone.

PECO has restored power to about 99 percent of customers as of 9:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Bucks - 1,000
  • Chester - Scattered
  • Delaware - Scattered
  • Montgomery - 600
  • Philadelphia - Scattered

Delmarva has restored all power as of Friday.

AC Electric has restored power to all customers affected by Sandy whose premises could safely accept electric service. However, there are still around 5,000 customers who, because of extensive damage to their homes, can't accept electric service at this time. AC Electric will restore power to those homes once it is safet to do so.

PPL (Customers that remain out as of 9:30 p.m. Monday)

  • Bucks: 484
  • Lancaster - restored
  • Lehigh - 285
  • Montgomery - 75
  • Northampton - 54

PSE&G

  • By Tuesday, about 226,900 PSE&G customers were still without power. They hope to get the total amount of outages down to around 100,000 by Monday night. 

Met Ed As of Tuesday afternoon

  • Berks - 51
  • Bucks - 1,006
  • Lehigh - 5
  • Northampton - 2,001

Crews are working as fast as they can, officials say. More than 500 tree contractors will be available to clear damaged tress, limbs and power lines. To report a power outage please call (800) 436-7734.

 


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