Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Scanner reports indicate a blown transformer at 3rd Avenue and Chestnut Street.
Update 6:30pm: Scanner reports indicate the tree fire has been put out. A PECO represetative said 762 customers are affected and the estimated restoration time is 11:00pm. Update 6:00pm: Facebook reader Jamie Pistilli says PECO told her there is no time estimate and that 955 people are out. Story: According to Montgomery County emergency dispatch, an outside electrical fire related to a blown transformer is causing a power outage along much of Royersford's waterfront streets. Radio reports indicate a tree fell on a power line. The power line did not break and fall on the street but it did cause the nearest transformer to explode and catch the tree on fire. Royersford Fire Company was on scene within ten minutes of the reports and was …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tuesday evening activities cancelled following afternoon power outage; PECO: 45,000 out in Montgomery and Chester counties
Update 7:20 p.m. A PECO representative told Patch that the utility is still in the process of assessing damage from the storms and does not yet have an estimate for when power will be restored in the affected areas. PECO estimates that 45,000 customers in Montgomery and Chester counties are without power at this time. Initial story below. A Skylert message sent to parents by the Spring-Ford Area School District announced that all district schools will be closed tomorrow after a major power outage on Tuesday afternoon. All evening activities on Tuesday and Wednesday's high school open house were also cancelled. The Skylert message advised parents that the closure was due to the magnitude of the outage. The outage struck Upper Providence …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A current power outage was first reported to affect about 12,000 area customers.
UPDATED 12/28/11 @ 11:50 a.m. About 3,000 customers in the LRSC area still do not have power. PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong said the outage was due to damaged wires on top of a pole on Route 29 just south of the Perkiomen substation. As previously mentioned, about 12,000 customers experienced a momentary outage from 30 seconds to two minutes at 10:50 a.m., and 9,000 customers had service restored due to previously power restoration devices. Crews are on scene to replace wire and should have service restored within the next hour or so. ORIGINAL POST At about 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a power outage was experienced across the coverage area, reportedly affecting about 12,000 customers according to sources at PECO. "We have a pretty big …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
PECO confirmed reports of an outage on Wednesday night.
UPDATED Oct. 19, 9:35 p.m.: PECO spokesperson Karen Muldoon Geus reported that the numbers customers are reporting reflect total outages, regardless of severity and time. "That 3,000 number you are hearing about represents momentary outages that happened for literally just a few moments, but the service came right back on," Muldoon Geus said. "The number [I reported] represents 700 sustained outages over a longer period of time. We’re actually estimating customers will have power back on over the next few minutes, [as opposed to 10:30 p.m.]." UPDATED Oct. 19, 9:25 p.m.: Some PECO customers told us via Facebook that PECO informed them that over 3,000 customers are affected by the outage and that it will be resolved by 10:30 p.m. tonight. …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
According to PECO media relations, the power outage was solved as of last night.
Monday night's power outage was completely resolved by 9:20 p.m. according to spokesman Ben Armstrong. Armstrong said a tree limb brought down a wire on 2nd Avenue in Royersford. PECO originally reported that as of 7:21 p.m. last night, 46 of the 657 customers affected by the outage remained without power and that those 46 people were not technically a part of Spring City. However, Armstrong apologized for his mistake, noting that some of the customers still affected at that point were in fact in Spring City. "We were updating the system and it didn't look like the people were in Spring City, but they actually were," he said. Apparently, there are still some outages, which are unrelated. The jobs have yet to be dispatched and any other …
Monday, August 1, 2011
A weather-related power outage struck Spring City tonight. Over 600 customers have been affected.
UPDATE, 8/1 at 7:40 p.m. PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong reported all but 46 customers' power has been restored as of 7:21 p.m. The cause of the outage was a fallen tree. The 46 remaining customers are technically not a part of Spring City, Armstrong said. Those customers should have their power restored by morning. UPDATE, 8/1 at 7:15 p.m. Borough councilman Mike Hays reported to Patch that the power is back on at Borough Hall and the meeting will resume as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. tonight. No further information from PECO. ORIGINAL POST PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong is reporting a power outage in Spring City that affects 657 customers along Main Street. He indicated that PECO is aware of it, but has not dispatched the outage to a crew yet. "…
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
It was a very interesting week for Spring City residents as they had news surround them on either side of town. First, it was revealed to business owners and other stakeholders that the Royersford-Spring City Bridge would be closed for about eight weeks starting on July 18. Then, just two days later, the East Vincent Board of Supervisors approved a zoning change to the Jones Motor property on the corner of Route 724 and Bridge Street, possibly creating pathways for developers to come in and change the makeup of the township forever. Did you miss something this week? Check out our top 12 stories of the week right here:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Giant, AC Moore and Target are of the confirmed stores that were affected by Monday's outage.
The Giant, Target and AC Moore stores in Limerick were among the businesses affected by a multi-hour power outage that occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Monday. According to PECO, a tree fell on a wire at the aforementioned time and caused power to go out in all three stores. Other stores in the shopping center were not confirmed as affected by the outage. Giant Spokesperson and Manager of Public and Community Relations Chris Brand said that the outage was all cleared up by 5:45 p.m. He said the company’s strict protocol helped ensure customer safety and the prevention of shrink, or spoiled food. “The first thing we do is we ensure the safety of all the customers throughout the building and all of the associates,” Brand said. “We …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
There was a lot to be reported this week, especially in Royersford. We began the week by seeing the Spring-Ford girl scouts meet women in aerospace, before reporting more bridge restrictions to come. The community's future, in the Spring-Ford seniors, said goodbye to their alma mater as they graduated on to bigger things. Our editor of almost six months David Powell wished us farewell due to a promotion within Patch while new editor Kevin Haslam said hello. The Spring-Ford Rams baseball squad went to the PIAA state championship on Friday. Finally, a power outage in Royersford and a mysterious assault on 422 ended our week. Check out these stories from this week in case you missed them:
Friday, June 17, 2011
As of noon on Friday, only a "handful" of power outages remain in the area according to PECO.
After seeing about 3500 households lose power last night due to the heavy volume of storms, Royersford is seemingly back in business as of noon today. According to PECO Spokesman Ben Armstrong, only a "handful" of outages remain scattered throughout the service area and PECO is working diligently on getting those units restored to full power. Armstrong noted the outages should be handled "shortly." As of this morning, 2000 residences and properties scattered throughout the service area remained without power as PECO continued working through the morning. Reports of power loss began around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night and continued a buzz throughout the night.