Thursday, November 8, 2012
The amount of power outages during Hurricane Sandy were discussed at Marple Township Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 7.
BROOMALL–A Marple resident on the 2900 block of Dogwood Lane addressed the Marple Township Board of Commissioners at Tuesday night's meeting in regards to the number of days the power had been out on her entire block. According to the homeowner, the power was out for five days during Sandy but about 16 homes on the 2900 block of Dogwood Lane has seen spurts of power outages at five-days at a time as well as random, miscellaneous one- or two-day power outages. "I'm one of three families with small children and the other half of the block is actually retired and several eldery people on my block," said the homeowner. The homeowner came before the board to seek help in addressing the problem to PECO. According to the homeowner, PECO had sent…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Forecasters say today’s severe weather could lead to more power outages.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. The NWS forecast calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow with winds reaching 20 to 30 mph and gusts reaching 50 mph. The storm is expected to start as light rain or snow in the morning and increase in the afternoon, with the heaviest precipitation coming late in the day or early evening. The NWS expects the precipitation to change to all snow overnight and gradually taper off. The Winter Weather Advisory means that the conditions will cause travel difficulties. The NWS advises that drivers be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Are you still without power post Hurricane Sandy?
Marple Newtown Patch readers chimed in and shared their frustrations of the power outages after Hurricane Sandy by tweeting us, adding Facebook comments, and commenting on our site. To those that shared with us, we've added your streets into the map above. Take a look and see what other neighborhoods in the Marple Newtown area are still without power. Are you still without power? What street, neighborhood, and town do you live in? Tell us in the comments. More than 850,000 PECO customers lost power due to Hurricane Sandy. According to PECO, that's one out of every two customers who lost power. As of 10 p.m. Friday, according to PECO, crews have safely restored service to more than 770,000 of their customers who had lost power. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Read these tips from PECO as potential power outages may increase in the Marple Newtown area when Hurricane Sandy comes to town.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, PECO is also preparing. The utility’s full emergency response organization is preparing for the damage Sandy may inflict upon our area this weekend. Below are a few tips from PECO. How you can prepare: If an outage occurs: Customers without power should contact the company at 1-800-841-4141. The more customers who call to report an outage, the more effectively PECO can dispatch crews and restore service. The company's automated telephone system can quickly record your outage, allowing customer care representatives to remain available to handle reports of dangerous situations. Stay away from downed wires, damaged electric equipment, and tree limbs and branches contacting electrical …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Delaware County council members took time from Tuesday's meeting to thank the area's first responders and volunteers who helped participate in the weekend's state of emergency.
MEDIA–Members of the Delaware County Counil expressed their gratitude at Tuesday's council meeting to the first responders and volunteers who responded quickly to the state of emergency declared for Hurricane Irene. County officials held a press conference on Saturday urging residents to stay indoors and offered safety tips. The county had prepared for the storm with an emergency plan, collaborating with all of the 49 municipalities' emergency personnel officials. "I'd just like to take a moment to thank you personally and this council and the first responders for doing an excellent job as far as the threat of the hurricane that happened over the weekend," addressed Councilman Mario Civera, Jr. to Council Chairman John Whelan and the …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
PECO continues to work to restore power to residents in Marple Newtown as many roadways are cleared of trees and flooding following Irene.
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene continues in the area as downed trees and wires continue to cause power outages in the area. As of 8 p.m. Monday, PECO reported that 29,000 customers were without power in Delaware County. Ben Armstrong, a spokesperson for PECO, said Hurricane Irene was easily ranked as one of the top five worst storms they've seen so far. Marple Township has 2,018 residents without power while 860 residents were without power in Newtown Township by Monday evening, according to Armstrong. Armstrong said PECO expects to be able to restore service to about 90 percent of all customers, not just Delaware County, that currently are without electricity by Wednesday night. And the other 10 percent of those customers with extreme …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Power outages may be out until 8:50 a.m. Thursday, according to PECO.
The wicked storm that hit the area recently brought more than just a headache on Wednesday. Fallen tree branches, downed wires and power outages were seen across Marple and Newtown townships. Paxon Hollow Road was notorious for spotted tree branches along the road as well as downed wires near Lawrence Road. On Media Line Road, downed wires were found between two homes on 516 and 518 Media Line Road. A power outage was reported around 5 a.m. Wednesday in the 3rd Ward of Marple around North Central Boulevard, but was reportedly back on around 9 a.m. Another power outage was noted around 9 a.m. Wednesday in Newtown off of West Chester Pike near St. Anastasia's School due to a fallen tree. According to PECO, 120 residents have been affected…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
A winter-related issue power outage affected hundreds of homes and several traffic lights in Newtown Square Thursday night.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The recent storm to the area affected 437 homes in Newtown Square as well as multiple traffic lights along West Chester Pike. Nancy Park, a resident of Havertown, was driving northbound along West Chester Pike near Media Line Road when she noticed several traffic lights along West Chester Pike were out. "As you were driving, it was completely dark," recalled Park in a phone interview. "That area is usually well lit, but everything was completely dark. It was pretty scary." Park said she saw about three traffic police out in the major intersection of Media Line Road and West Chester Pike detouring traffic. The only items that were lighting the street were the traffic police batons and a roadwork sign, according to Park. …