February 5, 2014: More than 623,000 customers were without power in the service area covered by PECO (Philadelphia, PA area) at the peak of an ice storm on Wednesday. This is the second worst storm that the company has reported, right behind Hurricane Sandy.
The PECO power outage map does not go into lots of detail on the map, but it does list individual communities and their outage status in county by county detail pages. Emily Babay from Philly.com graphed the outages as they increased over the span of the morning.
Here's how PECO outages have escalated this a.m., based on my semi-regular outage map checks: pic.twitter.com/4KS2HpLboD— Emily Babay (@emilybabay) February 5, 2014
Local news stories:
ABC 6, WPVI -
A PECO spokesperson said on Action News that some customers could be without power for days, and some could even be without power into the weekend.
Gov. Tom Corbett said at a noon press conference that utility crews from out of state would be called in to help with the wide-spread outages. He said as Pennsylvania energy companies had received some 750,000 calls so far, but his office had yet to declare a state of emergency.