September 6, 2011
TRENTON - Service has been restored to all New Jersey utility customers who lost power when Hurricane Irene roared through the state. The storm battered the region with damaging winds and heavy rains that caused serious flooding. It also knocked out electrical service to more than 1.5 million customers in New Jersey. Many had service quickly restored. But thousands were without power for several days while crews worked to remove trees, and repair damaged lines and substations.
June 15, 2014 |
The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Board on Friday formalized the relationship between the management company operating the center and its longtime electrical contractor. SMG, the West Conshohocken arena management company that now operates the center, says the new arrangement with Elliott-Lewis Corp., a 550-employee electrical, heating, and air-conditioning contractor, has the potential to save the center $1 million a year. The contracts, renewable yearly, are worth up to $825,000 a year to the Northeast Philadelphia company.
December 24, 2012
Peco Energy Co. made temporary repairs Sunday to underground cables in Lower Merion that briefly malfunctioned because of a water intrusion. The utility shut off electrical service to about 40 customers for 30 minutes Sunday afternoon so crews could safely assess the damage beneath Lancaster Avenue and Rittenhouse Place, Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong said. Permanent repairs will be made in the coming days, he said. - Andrew Seidman
February 20, 1995 |
Vandals with some knowledge of electricity and plumbing have been plaguing Keith MacKenzie Park, leaving police with a lot of damage and few clues. Police said they had almost ruled out the possibility that youngsters were causing the damage. "I don't think it's young kids," Police Chief Joseph Clayborne said. "I don't think it would be easy for kids to yank a water fountain out of a wall. " The most recent of the four incidents occurred Thursday night, when vandals broke open a fuse box, shattered the glass covering the meter, and cut electrical service to the park's pavilion, according to reports by the park's maintenance director, Jim Carpenter.
June 11, 2015 |
Forty people showed up Tuesday at a hearing on Peco Energy Co.'s proposed 6 percent rate increase for electricity. Those attending the two-hour hearing at the Free Library of Philadelphia's central branch ranged from an AARP volunteer to individual customers who said they would be harmed by the increases. Thirteen of them testified. "I am afraid of being unable to pay my bills and losing my house," said Tracey Blackman of North Philadelphia, who said her family's electrical service was cut off for lack of payment in November 2014.
April 10, 2012 |
PECO has restored power to several thousand customers affected by a morning outage in the Northeast and Monday's fatal warehouse fire in Kensington. About 7 a.m. today, about 1,400 homes and businesses lost electrical service for unknown reasons, but more than 1,200 were back on line within two hours, according to PECO spokeswoman Liz Williamson. The outage included the 1900 block of Nester Place and nearby Goodnaw Street, near the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Welsh Road.
May 12, 1988 |
Three locomotives and 15 cars of a Conrail freight train derailed in Northeast Philadelphia early yesterday, injuring three railroad employees and interrupting electrical service to about 500 customers for two hours, police said. A Conrail spokeswoman said a preliminary investigation of the 2:39 a.m. accident on Conrail's Trenton Line showed that the wreck might have been caused by vandalism. The spokeswoman, Pat Linskey, said investigators determined that a manual switch along the roadbed had been thrown, diverting the 65-car train - bound from Albany, N.Y., to Washington - onto a siding near the Byberry Road overpass.
July 12, 1992 |
Several hundred households in Philadelphia and Delaware County were still without power early today in the aftermath of Friday night's high-velocity electrical storm. "It's going to take a long time to get it back," said Philadelphia Electric Co. spokesman Dick Geiger, adding that all of the company's road crews had been mobilized to clear large trees that knocked down utility poles and snapped power lines. Meanwhile, about 14,000 PE customers in the Northeast lost power for a short time last night when a cable failed at the Tacony substation.
November 19, 2007 |
Snow that started coming through yesterday brushed Bucks and Montgomery Counties overnight, while blanketing parts of northeastern Pennsylvania and North Jersey. Philadelphia and South Jersey just saw rain. (Sorry, kids.) A couple of Bucks County schools canceled morning kindergarten, and several were opening late, but otherwise the closings and delays listed on nbc10.com were in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. To see the list, go to: http://www.nbc10.com/closings/index.html . Flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport were mostly on time early this morning ( http://www.
July 26, 2012 |
Repairs could take "several weeks, possibly a month," at the giant sinkhole created by a water-main break in Southwest Center City, a city official said Tuesday. The trouble began Sunday evening, when neighbors near 21st and Bainbridge Streets saw water spraying from manholes, then gushing into the streets, becoming two or three feet deep in places. Residents of several blocks fled their homes, and some people had to be rescued by boat. At least 70 homes sustained damage, inspectors have found, said Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio.