Subscribe to E-Newsletter June 24, 2015

Dear Friend –

Chester County was heavily impacted by the severe thunderstorms and high winds that toppled trees and power lines in our region yesterday evening.

I want to keep you updated on PECO’s efforts to restore power to those who continue to be without service.

As of Wednesday afternoon, just over 20 percent (48,700) of PECO’s 214,100 customers in Chester County were still without power. In total, about 135,000 customers in our region are still facing outages. That is down from the 250,000 who lost power last night.

PecoPECO officials aim to have power restored to 65 percent of customers tonight, 80 percent of customers tomorrow night and 95 percent of customers by midnight Friday. The majority of customers will have service restored by the weekend, with work continuing through the weekend for smaller pockets facing heavy damage. PECO officials expect all customers to have power restored by Sunday.

PECO currently has all of its repair teams active, as well as 215 local contractors and 500 nonlocal contractors assisting with repairs.

In addition, there are currently about 140 road closures with 25 of those being treated with the highest priority.

Unfortunately, there also appears to be another storm approaching tomorrow and there may be additional outages associated with it.

Outage mapPlease know that my office is in ongoing contact with PECO officials, PennDOT representatives, Chester County Emergency Services and local municipal leaders in order to coordinate a comprehensive response to the storm-related damage and prepare for any other potential issues.

I encourage you to visit PECO’s outage map and to ensure that outages are reported by calling 1-800-841-4141

Finally, I know how difficult it is to be without power for an extended period of time and how frustrating it can be when you cannot get straight answers. If you continue to be impacted by last evening’s severe thunderstorms and have difficulty obtaining information, please contact my West Chester District Office at (610) 692-2112.

My staff and I will do our best to assist you in getting the information needed to help ensure that storm-related issues are resolved as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Andy Dinniman
State Senator - 19th District

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District Office
One North Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.692.2112
Fax: 610.436.1721
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203019
183 Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019
Phone: 717.787.5709
Fax: 717.787.4384

 
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