More Without Power Since Wednesday Morning

Still about 15K without power in Abington


Abington Township Manager Michael LeFevre said earlier this afternoon that while PECO crews are working to restore power to Abington residents, the number of people without power is higher than yesterday.

LeFevre said that about 20,000 people were without power yesterday; that number was down to 13,700 this morning, but crept up to about 15,000 people this afternoon. It’s likely due to additional tree debris falling on power lines, he said.

Crews were working to first clear roads near the hospitals, schools and fire companies.

“And if there’s an outage that affects 200 people, and there is an outage that affects 50 people, crews will fix the larger outage first,” LeFevre said.

LeFevre suggested that residents call PECO if they don’t have power — it may sound obvious, but he said not to count on the fact that your neighbors may have already called.

LeFevre asked for people to be patient, and added that the Abington YMCA is offering refuge for those without power. 

See more on that here.

Abington Board of Commissioners President Carol DiJoseph said earlier today that power outages across the township are “spotty.” She added that she has power in her Glenside home.

“The power grids are weird, as they were not built at one time,” DiJoseph said. “They aren’t perfect squares. One side of the neighborhood might have power, the other side might not.”

Abington Public Works Director Ed Micciolo understands this, DiJoseph said.

“He’s working directly with PECO, and PECO is working with all township personnel to get power restored.”

Ricci Konczyk October 31, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I just want to thank all of the hard-working PECO workers that aided in restoring our power in Roslyn. We were without power for 16 hours but it was restored while we were out foraging for food on Tuesday afternoon. I never knew just how much I LOVE electricity, and especially HEAT!
Patricia McGinly November 01, 2012 at 08:11 AM
Still without power but doing fine. Cuddled up with lots of comforters and 3 dogs and a cat. Guess it really is a "three dog night!" I've been reminiscing about younger days camping in the Canadian woods, and appreciating that now I have a "flush toilet", hot water, real gas stove for cooking and a house instead of a tent. Lots of food,great neighbors and a terrific township in Abington, Pa! But boy, oh boy, do I miss TV!!!!!! Thanks for your hard work everyone. We know you are doing your very best!!! Concern and prayers for those having sadness and trials.
Daniel Kaye November 01, 2012 at 01:21 PM
After three days without electricity, the "fun" has worn off. Hope PECO can get to Arbuta Road soon. Life is getting unpleasant.
teri b November 01, 2012 at 06:43 PM
ditto on Daniel's comment on Andrew Rd in Huntingdon Valley.
Thomas J Frey November 01, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Keswick kitchen & Bath next to the Theatre has an electrical cord and table out front for anyone needing to charge up. Keswick Ave.


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