There is some good news from Peco: The hot, dark, TV-less aftermath should end Friday for folks still without power. Tuesday evening's thunderstorms resulted in 260,000 outages, the majority in Chester, Bucks, and Delaware Counties.
Nearly 5,000 local customers were still without power early Thursday afternoon, Peco spokeswoman Romona Riscoe Benson said. That was a marked improvement from the 40,000 outages reported late Wednesday.
"We've been able to restore 98 percent" of outages, Benson said.
That's a success, she said, considering "the thunderstorms we've been experiencing are pretty significant in number."