Neighbors

More Than 1,600 Remain In Dark After Storm


Credit: PA Internet News Service

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.


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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001