"Ice Storm Leads to Record Number of Power Outages"

"A record-number of people lost their power across the region thanks to a significant ice storm and power officials warn it could be days before everyone has their electricity back."

"'Based on the current conditions and the damage across the entire region, we believe service for the majority of customers will be restored by Friday night,' said PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong. 'However customers in more heavily-damaged areas will be without power through Sunday.'

PECO Energy, the largest power provider in the Philadelphia region, told NBC10.com the storm was the second worst in their history with more than 600,000 customers -- with more than 80 percent of customers in Chester County alone -- without power at the height of the storm."

Vince Lattanzio, Dan Stamm, and David Chang report for NBC 10 Philadelphia February 6, 2014.


Source: NBC, 02/06/2014