On Thursday morning, some 6,200 people in the region were still without power as PECO scrambles to get the lights back on following a severe storm Tuesday. But for some, the wait may continue.
According to PECO, power has been restored to more than 254,000 people across the region. Just about 6,000 customers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties remain in the dark.
They may stay that way, at least through Friday, PECO says."Because of the extent of the damage, some customers could be without service until [Friday]."
PECO said it's brought in additional crews from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Wisconsin to work on restoration efforts. Additionally, the company says, "More than 2,800 PECO employees and contractors will continue to work around-the-clock to repair damage at individual locations to restore service to customers."
"PECO understands that customers are inconvenienced when they are without service, and crews will continue to work to safely restore service as quickly as possible," the company said. "PECO urges customers to stay safe and always stay away from any storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines."