Thu Feb 6, 2014, 04:20 PM
Purveyor (29,432 posts)
Power Outages Could Last For Days In Storm-Battered Northeast
Source: LA TIMES
By Michael Muskal
February 6, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of electricity customers in parts of Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania waited for power to be turned back on as states fought to clean up Thursday from the second major storm this week.
Up to a foot of snow fell in parts of the Northeast on Wednesday, still reeling from the first storm at the beginning of the week. Schools have been closed in many areas, as have businesses and government offices. The cold coated many power lines with heavy ice that brought them down.
As its peak, nearly a million people were without power in storm-socked states. Pennsylvania had the most outages, with about 849,000 customers hit. As many as 3,500 utility workers worked feverishly to repair the damage, according to PECO, the utility. Despite successes, work remained to be done.
“With damage still occurring, it is too early to determine when service will be restored to all customers,” the utility warned in a posting on its website. “Based on the conditions and damages so far, we believe we will be able to restore service to most customers in the next few days. However, some customers – in more heavily damaged areas – could be without service into the weekend.”
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-pennsylvania-power-out-winter-storm-20140206,0,3887119.story#axzz2sZiNxxYN
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Power Outages Could Last For Days In Storm-Battered Northeast (Original post)
Response to Purveyor (Original post)
Thu Feb 6, 2014, 04:28 PM
sheshe2 (35,734 posts)
1. This not good, Purveyor.
As the Northeast struggled to regain its footing, another storm was forming and it could hit over the weekend and into the first part of next week.
With the snow has come biting cold temperatures, and much of the Midwest was trying to cope with that problem on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
“Very cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills will settle into the central U.S. for the next few days,” the weather service warned.
Even if people can go to shelters, you would still have pipes freezing and causes a lot of damage. Those poor people!
Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)
Thu Feb 6, 2014, 04:34 PM
Purveyor (29,432 posts)
2. Locally we just missed a helluva ice storm over Christmas by 30 miles. Many of those affected
around the Lansing area were without power for 10 days. Damage is still being repaired due to the frozen pipes.
I wouldn't wish 'no power' on anybody this time of year.