Power was coming back on Thursday morning around the Newtown area after Wednesday’s heavy snow.
By 10:30 a.m., approximately 1,696 PECO customers in the Newtown area remained in the dark. Across Bucks County, the total number of people without power was 46,000.
PECO spokesperson Greg Smore said crews were out in abundance working to get the greatest amount of customers back on the grid as soon as possible. More than 500 additional personnel and contractors were added to the 4,000 already working to restore power.
PECO’s top priority has been restoring service to the shrinking number of customers without power since last Friday’s storm. At the same time, teams are working to fix damage from Wednesday, Smore said.
The Bristol, Falls, Lower Makefield, Middletown and Upper Makefield areas were impacted the hardest, Smore explained, adding the majority of damage was from downed trees and limbs.