Feb 26, 2010
PPL Electric Utilities employees are working to restore power to customers affected by widely scattered outages resulting from heavy snow and wind in central and northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday (2/25) night.
As of 5 a.m. Friday, 554 customers were without power. Outages were concentrated in Schuylkill and Wayne counties in the company’s 29-county Pennsylvania service territory.
“We continue to monitor the situation and shift resources in order to get service back to all affected customers as quickly as possible. Our highly trained and dedicated crews will keep working until everyone has service restored,” said David Bonenberger, director of Operations for PPL Electric Utilities.
In addition to PPL Electric Utilities resources, more than 100 contract workers are available to assist with restoration.
Customers who experience problems should report outages by calling 1-800-342-5775 or visiting the company’s Outage Center online at www.pplelectric.com. Customers should immediately report emergencies, like downed power lines, by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL.
Updates on storm outages will be issued as needed. For up-to-date storm information, and tips on staying safe during a storm, visit the Outage Center at www.pplelectric.com. “Please play it safe and remember to stay away from any downed wires,” Bonenberger said.
Customers can follow PPL Electric Utilities storm restoration efforts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pplstormteam.
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) that provides electricity delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania. It has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.