[Update 3 pm]
PECO has actively been working to restore power to thousands of customers impacted by today’s winter storm, which brought a mix of snow, ice and freezing rain to the region. The storm caused extensive damage to trees, tree limbs and electrical equipment, and already has become the second most damaging storm in PECO history.
More than 3,000 personnel, including 1,500 field employees, are working to restore service to customers and will continue to work around the clock to make repairs. PECO’s emergency response organization is activated and every PECO employee is focused on storm restoration activities.
With damage still occurring, it is too early to determine when service will be restored to all customers. 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
SEPTA gets ready for the evening rush, still partly disabled from the ice:
RRD: Service is operating with delays up to 30 minutes due to weather conditions.
Route 55: Buses have resumed normal routing, expect delays while full operation is restored.
Route 204: Service has resumed with delays of up to 20 minutes.
Route 120: Service is suspended until further notice .
Route 20: Service will remain on Academy Road. No Keswick or Medford trips.
Lansdale/Doylestown: Normal service has resumed. Train #564 will operate to Link Belt.
Cynwyd, Warminster, West Trenton: Service is suspended until further notice.
Paoli/Thorndale: Train service is suspended for the remainder of the day.
Villanova is closed today and tomorrow because the campus lacks power and heat:
Villanova says, “Unfortunately, we are not able to get an estimate as to when power to the campus might be restored. This power outage also effects our ability to provide heat to campus buildings. Since we are not able to determine when power will be restored, the decision has been made to close the University on Thursday, February 6, 2014.”
The school says that campus buildings are equipped with emergency generators that provide emergency lighting and operate building fire alarm systems but all campus residence halls are without power and heat except for generators.
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