Several Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News readers either received their paper late or didn’t receive it at all on Saturday after outages Friday night caused delays in delivery to homes and newsstands.
Vice President Mark Block announced that there was an electrical surge which caused outages to the Inquirer’s computer systems late Friday night, impacting their printing plant.
“A minimum four hour delay is anticipated for single copy delivery of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News Weekend to newsstands in the Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties) and in southern New Jersey (Burlington, Gloucester and Camden counties),” Block wrote.
According to Block, home delivery of the Inquirer and Daily News will also be limited at those aforementioned counties on Saturday and will resume on Sunday morning.
“Readers, in some cases, can receive their missed Saturday edition with their Sunday edition,” Block wrote.
Block also announced that a combined Saturday Inquirer and Sunday Inquirer Bulldog Edition will be available at newsstands today. There also won’t be single copy delivery of the Inquirer and Daily News Weekend to the Jersey shore and extended counties outside of the immediate Philadelphia region.
A spokesman for PECO said the outage was an isolated incident caused by a switch in electrical feeds at the Inquirer building. The outage did not affect any properties in the surrounding area, according to PECO.