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Huge Area of Street Road Still in the Dark

Over 3,500 PECO customers remain without power on Wednesday.

 

Even though the sun has been peeking out occasionally today, there are still a lot of businesses and residences along Street Road that remain in the dark.

You can’t get a Big Mac at the Street Road McDonald’s or coffee at the Wawa or even a case of beer at the Bensalem Beer & Soda.

Traffic lights along Street Road are also out but the township has portable generators powering some of the bigger ones including the intersection of Street and Hulmeville roads.

Other area businesses in the dark include:

  • Fisher’s Tudor House
  • K-Mart
  • Jack’s Cold Cuts
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • M&T Bank
  • More in the Bensalem Center and Brookwood Shopping Center

According to PECO’s website, there are still more than 3,500 power outages in Bensalem. PECO serves more than 20,000 customers in the township.

If you’re able to read this, but your power is still out, let us know where you are in the comments section below.

PECO’s storm center called Sandy the worst storm in the utility’s history and said Bucks County was hit the hardest in the Philadelphia region. The company issued the following release:

WORST STORM IN PECO HISTORY

PECO Crews Respond to Unprecedented Damage

Service Restored to More than 430,000 Customers.

420,000 customers without power.

PHILADELPHIA (October 31, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy caused wide-spread damage along the East Coast and locally caused power interruptions to more than 850,000 PECO customers – making Sandy the most damaging storm in company history.  PECO has restored service to more than 430,000 customers by Tuesday afternoon. 

Working around the clock for nearly two full days, PECO has restored power to more than half of the customers who lost power during Hurricane Sandy.

More than 3,000 employees and contractors, including 2,000 field employees, are working to repair this unprecedented damage and restore service to customers.  Contractors and workers from utilities as far away as Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and PECO’s Chicago-based sister utility ComEd continue to work along side PECO crews on this historic effort.

The company expects work could take up to a week to complete. 

At 4 a.m. Wednesday, 420,000 customers are without service at this time.  Specifically:
• Bucks County =  173,000
• Chester County = 30,000
• Delaware County = 29,000
• Montgomery County = 138,000
• Philadelphia County = 50,000
• York County = Scattered

During this time we urge customers to stay safe and are extremely thankful to our local emergency responders who are working tirelessly for all of us.  Stay away from downed wires, damaged electric equipment and tree limbs or branches contacting electrical equipment. Always assume PECO’s equipment is energized – even if there is an outage in your neighborhood. Report these dangerous conditions to PECO immediately.

We want to remind our customers to be safe as they trick-or-treat and enjoy other Halloween festivities  with their families and friends:
•  Be careful of fallen branches, trees and leaves when walking or driving
•  Be sure to carry flashlights or other lighting - many areas may still be in the dark due to power outages related to the Hurricane

joey bashwinger October 31, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Greenwood square office complex (3329,3331,3333 street rd
Gideon October 31, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Franklin Commons Apartments, Park Avenue, Bensalem
Barbara Groninger October 31, 2012 at 05:40 PM
My sister in law Garret Ave off of Bensalem Blvd still no electric.
Joe Hart (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Thanks for the updates everyone. I hope PECO restores power soon. In the meantime, stay warm and safe.
Wendy Saddler October 31, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Regency Apartments 2049 Brown Ave. NO power since Monday afternoon!!
ranee October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM
still out in franklin commons apt. on park ave. big tree has wires done by church on park ave.
Joanne Squires November 01, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Stanwood Section - everyone has been out since the night of the storm.
Beatriz Salamanca November 01, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Mechanicsville Rd, castle Dr, Dunksferry Rd area in Bensalem, these roads are extremely dark and dangerous for pedestrians
Ron November 01, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Street road ins and tags 2432 street rd still no power
Sandy cheeks November 01, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Bensalem park ave has the worst destruction in the area & no one is doing anything!!
Frank Marsh November 01, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Forrest and West Bensalem still as of Thursday 11/1. Haven't seen a PECO or township vehicle since the storm ended
Lawrence German November 01, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Another area that is still out in the dark is the plaza on Mechanicsville Road & Street Road. The Giant super market plaza was still dark last night, which means all of their meat was lost. Also the area where Nifty Fifty's, the Auto body Shop, and McKeweon's Automotive are still with no power. The Dollar Tree plaza was also with out light or power this morning.
Danielle K November 01, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Franklin Commons on Park Ave - Bensalem is still without power..We have been calling Peco and keep getting different answers and they are very rude!. The wires are down in the complex near the swimming pool. There is a light pole down by the dumpster. Park ave heading towards 13 is a disaster and I feel terrible for the residents in that household..The wires and trees are blocking there entire entrance way.
kim dickson November 01, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Crescent ave has no power their are two telephone poles down in my moms back yard please help
Connie Youmans November 01, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Out since 3pm Monday. Kingston Way in Nottingham houses.
Danielle K November 01, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Has anyone heard anything or see any utility trucks around? This is just unbelievable!
lisa November 01, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Still out on Haystack Lane, off of Park Ave! Having to go out to get coffee in the morning isnt fun ):
tori November 01, 2012 at 06:54 PM
this is so retared i havent seen on peco truck like seriously
Danielle K November 01, 2012 at 07:18 PM
@ Tori....I would have to agree with you. I keep hearing them say they are working around the clock....I would love to know where! I drove all around and found not one utility truck.
ruth whelan November 02, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Echo Beach has been out since Monday and is still out as of today

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