For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (July 10, 2014) – PECO has restored service to nearly all of the more than 260,000 customers affected by Tuesday evening's severe thunderstorms that brought widespread damage to electric equipment.
PECO crews, contract personnel and staff have worked throughout the day and night to repair damage to the system and restore service to more than 254,000 customers in less than 36 hours.
As of 8 a.m., Thursday, approximately 5,900 customers remain without service. More than 2,800 PECO employees and contractors will continue to work around-the-clock to repair damage at individual locations to restore service to customers. Because of the extent of the damage, some customers could be without service until tomorrow.
Crews from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Wisconsin will join PECO crews today in supporting the restoration effort. The company continues to have enhanced staffing in place in the company's call center, dispatch centers and in the field to respond to customer needs.
PECO understands that customers are inconvenienced when they are without service, and crews will continue to work to safely restore service as quickly as possible. PECO urges customers to stay safe and always stay away from any storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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