After days without electricity, service began to return to sections of Levittown and the surrounding area Thursday evening and Friday morning.
Parts of the Vermillion Hills section in Falls and the Red Cedar neighborhood in Bristol Township regained power Thursday after dusk.
Other parts the hard-hit area, including Crabtree, Oaktree and Thornridge, remain in the dark as of Friday morning.
Nearly 9,000 utility customers in the township remain without power, Emergency Operations Director Kevin Dippolito said. The number is down from 12,000 on Thursday.
In nearby Bristol Borough, less than 500 do not have service, according to PECO.
A majority of the power came back on Wednesday and Thursday.
The utility told Falls Township officials Friday morning that 7,600 of the towns customers remain in the dark, board Chairman Bob Harvie told Patch.
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Harvie said that all the roads in Thornridge had been cleared so power crews could move into the neighborhood.
An official in Middletown said on the phone that 8,754 customers in the township of nearly 40,000 residents remained in the dark.
Langhorne, Langhorne Manor & Penndel boroughs
PECO said that only scattered outages remained in Langhorne and Langhorne Manor boroughs.
Penndel was dealing with less than 500 outages.
Portions of the community remain without electric service. PECO estimates that less than 1,500 customers are impacted.
Extra patrol officers were on the darken street on Thursday, police said.
Reaction from locals
As the outage stretches on, many local residents have begun to share their frustrations.
"I have never seen the power out this long in my life, and I'm starting to wonder if it will ever come back," Lakeside section resident Diana Reiss said.
"Still without power here in North Park. Space heater and a generator kept us warm last night. Worried about the temp drop coming this weekend," Deborah Duffy wrote on Levittown Patch's Facebook page.
Across Bucks County
About 84,000 houses and businesses throughout the county did not have power as of 4 a.m. Friday, the office Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick said.
PECO said on Thursday that they expect to have over 80 percent of customers in the county back with power by Friday night.