Monday, November 5, 2012
Less than 2,000 customers remain without power service in the area, PECO reports.
With power back to most, life resumed a sense of normalcy Monday in Levittown. Stores were opened and the hum of generators could not be heard at traffic signals throughout the area. Schools in the area were open for students - many for the first time since Friday, Sept. 26. Power crews and tree service workers remained busy in the neighborhoods that dot Lower Bucks County. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Blog for us
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thousands of customers have had power service stored in the past 24 hours.
After a night of blustery temperatures, power crews have restored electric service to thousands more local residents. Only scattered outages remain the Bristol, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, Penndel and Tullytown boroughs, according to PECO data. In Middletown and Falls, the utility company reports that less than 1,500 customers remain without service. Bristol Township still has several thousands customers in the dark as of Sunday morning, PECO said. A caravan of utility trucks were seen heading through Langhorne toward the lower portion of the area Sunday morning, Levittown resident Melissa Casey reported on Facebook. Electric crews worked Sunday morning along Friendly Lane in the Farmbrook neighborhood in Bristol Township, Janet Farides …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
On Friday, over 20,000 customers remain powerless in the Levittown region.
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. For instant updates, follow Levittown Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Other parts the hard-hit area, including Crabtree, Oaktree and Thornridge, remain in the dark as of Friday morning. Bristol Township 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. Bristol Borough In nearby Bristol Borough, less than 500 do not have service, according to PECO. A …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Patch has status updates on electric service from around the Levittown area.
As Levittown awoke to a crisp fall morning, power crews were out and about working on restoring service to the area. PECO spokeswoman Martha Phan said the utility hopes to have a majority of customers throughout the Philadelphia region without service restored by Friday night. Bristol Borough Starting Wednesday afternoon, large portions on the borough’s electric service came back on the grid. PECO is reporting between 1,500 and 3,000 customers out of 5,000 are remain without service. Bristol Township As of Thursday morning, about 12,000 of the township’s 22,000 electric customers had power, Bristol Township Emergency Operations Director Kevin Dippolito told Patch. Just hours earlier, close to 16,000 meters were without service, Dippolito …
The essential supplies will be available for area residents without power officials said.
Bristol Township, state and federal officials will be providing Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and bottled water to powerless residents of Bristol Township and surrounding communities starting Thursday, officials said. The 18,000 water bottles and 14,000 food servings will be distributed starting at 8 a.m. at the James Gallagher Senior Center located on the grounds of the Bristol Township Municipal Complex at 2501 Bath Road, according to Emergency Operations Director Kevin Dippolito said. The distribution will go until 6 p.m., depending on stock. Power Still Out, Clean Up Continues; Troops Return Dippolito told Patch he requested the food and water through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A curfew remains for Bristol Township. Crews throughout the area were busy Wednesday.
As power is slowly restored to Levittown, Bristol Township Emergency Operations Director Kevin Dippolito said the National Guard will return with 10 troops to help authorities overnight. Bristol Township officials said a curfew - running from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.- will continue until power is returned. The curfew will affect mainly "pedestrian traffic," the police department posted online. No major looting took place anywhere in Bristol, officials said. Police Chief James McAndrew told Philly.com on Tuesday that his department responded to several burglaries and attempted burglaries during the storm. Dippolito told Patch 10 workers from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) would be in Bristol for the next few …