As PECO continues to work to restore power to thousands of customers across the area, the company announced the historic impact of Sandy in a press release on Saturday.
Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage along the East Coast and locally to more than 850,000 PECO customers – making Sandy the most damaging storm in company history.
To put those numbers in context, a PECO spokeswoman told NBC10 the previous record for customers without power was 549,000 during an ice storm in 1994.
Around 40,000 PECO customers remain without power as of Saturday night. PECO expects most of the remaining customers to have service restored by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. They also warn however that some customers in the most damaged and isolated areas could be without power until early next week.
“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 and CEO. “We know it is hard to be without electric, especially for several days. I want to assure our customers that we will not stop until every last customer is restored.”
PECO also set up customer information centers where customers can speak with a PECO representative about their outage:
- New Hope Solebury High School, 183 West Bridge Street, New Hope, Pa.
- Best Buy, 1130 Easton Rd., Willow Grove, Pa.
- Upper Makefield Fire House, 1221 Taylorsville Rd., Washington Crossing, Pa.
All of the centers will be open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Customers can also contact the company at 1-800-841-4141 for updated outage information.