Hurricane Sandy: Pennsylvania utilities report over 1 million power outages

2012-10-29T19:30:00Z 2012-10-29T23:45:43Z Hurricane Sandy: Pennsylvania utilities report over 1 million power outagesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 29, 2012 7:30 pm  • 

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania utility companies are reporting that over 1 million people are without power throughout the state, as the number of outages continues to rise. That's approaching 20 percent of the state's electric customers.

At 11:30 p.m. Monday, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania was reporting more than 436,000 customers without power, many in Philadelphia's suburbs. FirstEnergy was reporting about 231,000, and PPL was reporting about 347,000, with the Lehigh Valley around Allentown and Bethlehem hard hit. The total is rising quickly as the storm moves through Philadelphia and westward through Pennsylvania's southernmost counties.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania utility companies are reporting that over 942,000 people are without power throughout the state, as the number of outages continues to rise. That's more than 10 percent of the state's electric customers.

At 11 p.m. Monday, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania was reporting more than 436,000 customers without power, many in Philadelphia's suburbs. FirstEnergy was reporting about 198,000, and PPL was reporting about 308,000, with the Lehigh Valley around Allentown and Bethlehem hard hit. The total is rising quickly as the storm moves through Philadelphia and westward through Pennsylvania's southernmost counties.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania utility companies are reporting that over 640,000 people are without power throughout the state, as the number of outages continues to rise. That's more than 10 percent of the state's electric customers.

At 10:30 p.m. Monday, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania was reporting more than 190,000 customers without power, most in Philadelphia's suburbs. FirstEnergy was reporting about 170,000, and PPL was reporting about 285,000, with the Lehigh Valley around Allentown and Bethlehem hard hit. The total is rising quickly as the storm moves through Philadelphia and westward through Pennsylvania's southernmost counties.

The utilities have lined up extra repair crews, but utility officials say some people could be without power for days as crews take shelter while the worst of the hybrid storm Sandy passes.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania utility companies are reporting that over 538,000 people are without power throughout the state, as the number of outages continues to rise.

At 10 p.m. Monday, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania was reporting over 150,000 customers without power. FirstEnergy was reporting about 143,000, and PPL was reporting about 245,000. Bucks County, where more than 70,000 people are without power, appears to be one of the worst hit in the state.

The utilities have lined up extra repair crews and some are still out working, but utility officials say some people could be without power for days as crews take shelter while the worst of the hybrid storm Sandy passes.

Larger numbers of people are also without power in New Jersey.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania utility companies are reporting a fast-rising number of power outages because of Hurricane Sandy, with more than 110,000 customers already without power in eastern and central Pennsylvania.

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Peco in southeastern Pennsylvania was reporting 52,000. FirstEnergy was reporting about 40,000 customers without power, including 13,000 in sparsely populated Pike County and 7,500 in York County. PPL was reporting about 22,000.

The utilities have lined up extra repair crews and some are still out working, but utility officials say some people could be without power for days as crews take shelter while the worst of the storm passes.

Larger numbers of people are already without power in New Jersey.

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