PECO: Full Power Restoration May Take up to a Week

Hurricane Sandy is the most devastating storm in PECO company history.

Full restoration of power to the Bucks County area may take up to a week to complete, according to PECO.

According to PECO, more than 850,000 customers are without power. That makes it the most damaging storm in the company's history.

As of Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. restoration estimates for the Newtown area were not available. 

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero said he was in touch with PECO on Tuesday afternoon. About half of Newtown Borough is out and 6,500 out of 8,300 customers are without power in Newtown Township, he said.

"Restoration times are being loaded into PECO's automated system, but in general the outlook is not good. PECO currently estimates that they will have 90 percent of the area back up by Friday. They expect to get the remaining 10 percent on line over the weekend," Santarsiero said.

Customers should call 1-800-841-4141 to report a power outage.

Kl October 31, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Newtown grant here too. Online system said 11:50 pm on 11/1.
Joe November 01, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I just checked my peco account for newtown grant and it now says 6pm Saturday and earlier today it said 1:30 pm tomorrow. So outlook does not look promising.
jjoel November 01, 2012 at 01:17 AM
We are lower end and always treated like lower class by peco. Money tslks with them. Havent seen one peco truck in our area!
Joe November 01, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Power finally back in newtown grant. I have no idea why they give eta's on their website. Completely inaccurate information. They apparently just put anything up there to keep people from calling. Not realizing people might make drastic arrangements based on the information they provide. What a system!!!!
TMFCAQ November 02, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Upper Makefield still dark. PECO told us October 31st, 11pm. THEN PECO told us November 1st, 10:00am. NOW Peco tells us November 3rd, 10pm. I know there are people worse off. I get that. But the fact that most of Newtown is up, yet they want UM to wait.....is curious to me. Maybe they know that it's ok, and they can keep getting away with it. In that case, We Citizens deserve this perhaps...if we're not willing to do something about it.


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