PECO: Over 3,500 Bensalem Homes Still Without Power
The company said that "based on the expected damage from this storm, we expect a multi-day restoration."
According to PECO’s website, there are still more than 3,500 power outages in Bensalem. PECO serves 24,100 customers in the township.
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to more than 50,000 of its 227,800 customers in Bucks County.
If Sandy knocked your power out, but it has since been restored, let us know in the comments section below.
Yesterday, PECO's Storm Center said the company is ready for Sandy:
PECO has activated its emergency response organization and is prepared to respond to Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to bring extreme weather with drenching rains and sustained high winds.
Our crews stand ready to repair storm damage and restore service to customers as quickly and safely as possible.
Based on the expected damage from this storm, we expect a multi-day restoration.
Dependant upon the severity of the storm, there is the potential that we may have to suspend our automated estimated restoration time customer messages for a day or until we get more information as we assess damage to our system.
We know that power outages are frustrating for our customers. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
We have activated hundreds of employees including back office support, engineers, operations and other staff to ensure we are well-prepared to handle the impact from the storm.
PECO has secured additional crews from our sister utility ComEd in Chicago and from as far away as Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi to support our storm restoration efforts.