Some PPL customers may be without power until Wednesday

Warming centers and charging stations open

Thousands are still without power across the region.

About 47,000 PPL customers remained without power Sunday.

As of 8:00 a.m. Sunday, about 137,000 PPL customers had power restored.

Counties with the most remaining outages include Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Monroe, Pike and Wayne, according to a PPL news release.

"We're working around the clock and are making good progress," said Stephanie Raymond, vice president of Distribution Operations. "We know it's not easy being without power. Our customers should know we are bringing in all available resources to restore their service."

PPL is recalling about 25 linemen doing storm restoration work in Puerto Rico to help restore customer service in Pennsylvania.

The storm will rank among the 10 worst to affect PPL customers.

PPL gave estimates on when most customers in several regions can expect to have their power fully restored. PPl stressed on its website that many customers will have their power back well before the listed dates.

Most customers will be restored in the Harrisburg area by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

Most Susquehanna Valley (Lock Haven/Bloomsburg) and Lancaster County customers are expected to have power by 11 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

 Most customers in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region and Schuylkill County  are expected to have power by 11 p.m. Monday, March 5.

Customers in  the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Northeast Pennsylvania, and Bucks and Montgomery counties should have their power restored by 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.

PPL customers can keep up to date with the latest power outage information by going to

Customers can also stay up to date on the state of their outage by signing up for PPL Alerts at

About 52,000 FirstEnergy Corporation customers around the region are still without power, including around 14,000 in Monroe County and 16,000 in Pike County and 16,000 in Northampton County.

69 News spoke with Yamil Sanchez Rivera of the United Way, who was assisting at the Oakbrook Homes apartment complex in Reading, which has been without power since Friday night.

Rivera estimated that power would be restored to the complex by Sunday night.

Rivera said that the United Way contacted the American Red Cross, which will  set up a warming shelter and provide warm meals to residents if power was not restored by Sunday night.

Several Red cross shelters were put up across the region Saturday.

In Monroe County, a shelter was set up in Stroudsburg High School on 1100 Main Street in Stroudsburg. 

In Northampton County, a shelter was set up in George Wolf Elementary School on 300 Allen Street in Bath.

In Pike County, a shelter was in place at Milford Fire Department, 107 West Catherine Street in Milford.

Bath Borough Council President Mark Saginario told 69 News that the shelter would be open until Sunday morning. About half of the borough remained without power Saturday, Saginario said. 

Community volunteers helped hand out hot food and drinks in the shelter, and volunteers assisted in plowing borough roads. "The community really came together," Saginario said.

In Delaware County, a warming center was in place at Booker T. Washington Recreation Center on 611 Central Street, Chester, and at Clifton Heights Firehouse on 20 West Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights.

A shelter has also been set up in Upper Nazareth Township at the municipal building on 100 Newport Avenue. Residents can bring along electronic devices that require recharging.

In Carbon County,  a shelter was set up at Bowmanstown Fire Company on 259 Lime Street in Bowmanstown.

In Montgomery County, a shelter was set up at at Keith Valley Middle School on 227 Meetinghouse Road in Horsham.

In Lehigh County, a Lehigh County Warming Shelter has been set up at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps Building at 4300 Broadway in Allentown. It will be open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

PPL also opened two warming shelters in Lackawanna County. One was set up at the Thornhurst Fire Company at 351 Old River Road and another at Lakeland Junior/Senior High School at 1355 Lakeland Drive.

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