A violent, fast moving storm centered over Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania last Thursday, causing extensive damage and power outages for 215,000 PECO customers. Strong winds and severe lightening toppled trees, downed wires and damaged electric equipment.

Due to the extent of damage, PECO estimated that it could take several days until service is restored to all customers. PECO crews and back office support personnel will continue to work 12- to 16-hour shifts, around the clock, until all damage has been repaired and all service has been restored.

PECO’s entire emergency response organization has been mobilized with all company resources dedicated to restoring service to customers as safely and as quickly as possible. The company also is working with contractors and neighboring utilities, with nearly 500 additional personnel joining PECO’s ranks beginning at 5 a.m. Friday.