PECO crews and contractors were hard at work Thursday restoring service to customers in the Newtown area.
As of 8 p.m., PECO was reporting just over 420 customers in the dark in the Newtown area. The largest number of outages was reported in Upper Makefield.
Across Bucks County, about 18,400 customers were without PECO service as of 8 p.m.
A spokesperson for the utility company said 2,600 of its workers were dedicated to bringing back service. In addition, 2,000 contractors and crews from other utility companies were brought in to restore service.
PECO Spokesperson Greg Smore said Bucks County was hit hard by Wednesday’s storm. Downed trees and branches knocked out power for thousands of customers.