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Nearly 140,000 Montco Residents Without Power

PECO reiterated that it could take up to one week for all power outages to be restored.

Hundreds filling the local Wawa for ice, food and a cup of coffee, a line of cars wrapping around and outside of the Wendy's parking lot. Dead traffic lights.

These and other instances exemplify life without power for many in Hatboro and Horsham. 

As of Wednesday morning, PECO said 138,000 Montgomery County residents were still without power. That number dropped from the 170,000 outages - including 77 percent of Horsham Township - as of Tuesday late morning.

PECO said it could not pinpoint how many Hatboro and Horsham residents were still without power. Its outage map shows that between 1,501-3,500 of the company's 3,800 Hatboro customers are without power, while more than 3,500 of PECO's 10,800 Horsham customers are still without power. 

With the remaining 420,000 total PECO power outages taking up to a week to restore, the company said it could be a few more days before locals again have their homes fully powered. 

While awaiting your power restoration, PECO reminds residents to follow these tips:

  • Turn off and unplug appliances and other devices to prevent possible damage. Remember to keep one light on so you will know when service has been restored.
  • Customers with generators should never connect them directly to home wiring or plug them into household outlets. Generators connected to home wiring can backfeed into PECO’s electric delivery system, risking serious injury or death to PECO crews. Generators should always be placed outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • If you have not already done so, contact the company at 1-800-841-4141 to report your outage. The more customers who call to report an outage, the more effectively PECO can dispatch crews and restore service.
H Romanoli October 31, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Well this is the second time this year with no power. Transformers are looking more resonable by the day. This never happended for such long periods of time when I was younger. I have been in this township for 56 years. Time to start putting the wires underground neighborhood by neighborhood until it is all out of "tree" range.

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