Outages Remain Across Levittown; Temperatures Begin to Fall

As overnight temperatures fall, thousands remained without electricity this weekend.

Power crews from around the nation worked to restore power service to Levittown residents Saturday afternoon as temperatures began to nosedive.

The storm ravaged Thornridge section of Falls Township had most of its power restored late Friday evening, according to residents. Other portions of the township, including Elderberry, remain without PECO service.

An unknown incident that lit up the night sky on Friday and knocked power out to parts of the Red Cedar section. By Saturday afternoon, most of that section's power was returned.

In Middletown, parts of the Quincy Hollow neighborhood were once again in the dark Saturday afternoon. Parts of the Cobalt Ridge neighborhood also remain without power. Many elderly reside in the neighborhood, Patch user Concerned neighbor said.

“Many of the areas we are working in had significant damage, including multiple downed trees and poles, downed wires, and damaged equipment. In some of these areas, we need to completely rebuild the electric distribution system and supporting infrastructure to restore service to our customers,” PECO employee Pat O’Neil told Patch.

Overnight weekend temperatures are forecasted to be in the 30s.

On Satuday, the shelter and warming center at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Bristol was closed due to low attendance, according to the township Emergency Operations Center.

While power is restored to some parts of Bristol Township, the State of Emergency declaration will remain active until midnight on Wednesday. The Emergency Operations Center will be manned 24/7 for the next several days, Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Dippolito said. The curfew, however, has been lifted.

Throughout the weekend, MREs and bottled water will be distributed from the parking lot at the James Gallagher Senior Center located on the grounds of the Bristol Township Municipal Complex at 2501 Bath Road starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m., Dippolito said.

Free ice was given out to those who needed it at the Penndel Bottom Dollar Food store Saturday morning.

On Friday, MREs and water was distributed at the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company on Langhorne Yardley Road in Middletown. Cars tickled in and out of the distribution point to get supplies.

The Bristol Township Emergency Operations Center will continue to operate until the State of Emergency Disaster is officially over. The phone number for the center is 267-812-2930.

Town Number of customers without power Bristol Borough Less than 500
Bristol Township Less than 9,000
Falls Township 1,501-3,500 Langhorne Borough Scattered outages
Langhorne Manor Borough Scattered outages Middletown Township 1,501-3,500 Penndel Borough Less than 500
Tullytown Less than 500
Bucks County 20,001-50,000
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