Winter Storm Riley – Update

Township Road Closures & Electric Restoration

RADNOR TOWNSHIP SAFETY ALERT
PLEASE TREAT ALL DOWNED WIRES AS ENERGIZED AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY

  • There are 47 VITAL customers PECO identifies as CRITICAL in the region
  • There are 55 SCHOOLS still without power regionally
  • PECO points out 107,000 customers out of 630,000 are still without power
  • PECO reports most power should be back by Wednesday, March 7

The Township main phone lines are open until 4:00pm. Please call 610-688-5600 for assistance

The Radnor Township Building is open as a shelter for the public.  If you need to stay over, charge your phone or just stay warm.  Please call 610-688-5600 or 911 if you need assistance or plan to come to the Township Building located at 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Public Works crews are working on tress that are not entangled in wires

Emergency Operations Center Manager Sergeant George Smith, is keeping track of all emergencies and road closures

REGION WIDE there are 238 Roads Closed.  128 roads are currently being worked on by crews.

Current list of road closures in Radnor Township as of March 4 at 7:00am:

Street Name Street Number Problem Cross Street Road Status
Arbor Place Wires CLOSED
Arbordale 590 Wires
Arden Tree and Wires Upper Gulph CLOSED
Atterbury 500 Tree across Road OPEN
Atterbury Wires Newtown Rd OPEN
Barcladen 138 Tree and Wires Contained to house*
Briarwood Rd 800 Tree (passable) OPEN
Chamounix Rd Wires Aberdeen Ter CLOSED
Clyde Rd Tree Drakes Drum Dr
Darby Paoli Rd 567 Tree and wires CLOSED
Eagle Rd 1300 Trees and Wires CLOSED
Gulph Creek Tree and wires Cricket Lane CLOSED
Gulph Creek Dangerous Trees and wires Hartford Park to Countyline Rd CLOSED
King of Prussia rd 400 Tree and Wires CLOSED
King of Prussia rd 610 2 Trees Down Berwind OPEN
King of Prussia rd 150 Cable OPEN
Malin Rd Trees and Wires Barren Rd CLOSED
Maplewood Tree Atlee to W Wayne Ave CLOSED
Meadowbrook Circl Tree and Wires Orchard Way OPEN
Parkes Run Ln Tree and Wires Lesley Rd                      (Partial) OPEN
Pennsylvania Ave 300 Tree on car CLOSED
Roberts Rd Tree and wires Cornell CLOSED
Roberts Rd Tree David Dr to Vaucclain CLOSED
S Ithan Ave Tree and Wires Bryn Mawr Ave to roberts rd CLOSED
Sinkler 580 Wires OPEN
Sinkler Tree Radnor Chester Rd OPEN
Strathmore 315 Tree OPEN
Wyldhaven 411 Tree (partial) OPEN
Traffic Lights
Lancaster Ave GENERATOR Radnor Chester Rd
King of Prussia Rd GENERATOR Matsonford Rd
Lancaster Ave GENERATOR Ithan Ave
Conestoga Rd GENERATOR Radnor Chester Rd
Conestoga Rd GENERATOR Sproul Rd
Bryn Mawr Ave GENERATOR Sproul Rd
Matsonford Rd TRAFFIC LIGHT OUT Centenial Dr
Matsonford Rd TRAFFIC LIGHT OUT Countyline Rd
Countyline Rd TRAFFIC LIGHT OUT N Springmill Rd

 

PECO UPDATE

​PECO’s Emergency Operations Center is open with all available personnel responding to damage caused by this weekend’s winter storm. We are working safely to assess the damage and restore service to our customers as quickly as possible. Safety is our top priority. To report downed power lines and outages, visit peco.com/outages or call 1-800-841-4141.

  • PECO crews, along with local contractors, are safely working to assess damage and restore service as quickly as possible. Crews will continue to work around the clock until service is restored to every customer.
  • Additional crews, including those from our sister utility, ComEd in Illinois, and utilities in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Arkansas, are on their way to PECO’s service territory to support our ongoing restoration efforts.
  • PECO will continue to have enhanced staffing in place through the remainder of the storm and crews will work around the clock to restore service to all customers.
  • PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated and all available personnel are responding to quickly and safely restore service to our customers.
  • Given the extent of the damage and continued high winds, this will be a multi-day restoration effort.
  • We know our customers are inconvenienced anytime they are without service and we appreciate their patience and understanding as we make repairs.
  • Due to the extensive impact of this storm event, estimated restoration times will be updated as crews continue to assess damage.
  • We want to provide our customers with the most accurate information possible so they can make informed decisions regarding alternate or necessary arrangements.
  • When available, customers will be able to access their estimated restoration time through our mobile app, automated phone system or online through our website and outage map.

What do we want customers to know?

  • PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment.  If you smell natural gas or see downed power lines LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY and call PECO at 1-800-841-4141. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Customers should always assume that PECO equipment is energized.
  • Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141.
  • Customers also can easily report issues with electric service at peco.com using their phone, tablet or computer or through PECO’s new mobile app.
  • PECO’s free mobile app allows customers to easily access their account information on the go. Customers can report an outage, stay up-to-date on the restoration status, pay their bill, check their usage and more. The PECO free mobile app is available through the App Store or Google Play.
  • Through our customer preference center, PECO customers can choose to receive a message via text, email or phone, when power is out in their area, when power is restored, or when the estimated restoration time for their outage changes. Customers should visit peco.com/alerts to sign up.
  • Customers can find additional information at peco.com/outages. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pecoconnect

Safety Tips

At PECO, the safety of our employees, our customers and our community is our first priority. Remember these tips to stay safe during and after a storm:

  • Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
  • Have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable foods available.
  • Charge cell phones and other mobile devices.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment.  Always assume that PECO equipment is energized.
  • Call 911 if there is a fire or other emergency.
  • Call PECO at 1-800-841-4141 if you see downed wires or equipment.

What does PECO mean by Vital Customers?

While every PECO customer is important to us, there are some customers that utilities deem to be “Vital Customers.” Vital Customers fall into two categories: Life Safety and Public Safety.

  • Vital Customers that provide Life Safety services include institutions such as hospitals and healthcare facilities. If a nursing home has critical care functions, it is also a vital customer.
  • Vital Customers that provide Public Safety services include water treatment and sewer authorities, 911 Centers, airports and major transportation and communication hubs that serve highly populated areas.

The Storm Restoration Process

  • When outages occur, we work safely to restore service as quickly as possible, while keeping the safety of our customers and employees as our first priority
  • Through switching and repair of high voltage transmission lines and substations, we restore service to the largest number of affected customers.
  • We restore power to facilities critical to public health and safety – including hospitals, police and fire stations, water reclamation plants and communications systems.
  • We dispatch crews to make repairs to equipment that will return service to the largest number of customers in the least amount of time. These include major distribution and overhead lines, high-density housing projects, and large neighborhoods.
  • Finally, we restore power to smaller neighborhoods, transformers, and individual homes or businesses.

In severe storms with widespread damage, we may need to physically assess damage before restoration begins. If a truck leaves your neighborhood before your power is back on, please know that we are still assessing the situation to restore power.

PECO will often provide estimated restoration times (ETRs) based on current conditions and damage in the area. These estimates can and do change frequently. We will continue to update estimated restoration times as crews complete their work.

As always, public safety takes precedence at all times. For immediate medical assistance or emergencies, please call 911. We thank you for your understanding and patience until power is fully restored.

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