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Power being restored, roads reopening in Central PA

Nearly 12,000 people remain in the dark and dozens of roads remain closed

By: Michael Gorsegner |

(WPMT – Harrisburg)

The weather is certainly different than the past several days. It’s a bit raw outside but the rain and wind has slowed down considerably. But now is the hard part. The cleanup is underway across the area as power crews try and restore electricity to almost 12,000 still in the dark here in Central Pennsylvania. Road crews are also trying to reopen hundreds of roads closed by high waters.

Crews outside of Spring Grove are replacing nearly a dozen power poles after strong winds and rain from Sandy knocked out the power source. Hundreds in Jackson Township, York County are still in the dark because of the outages. Crews worked all day yesterday and more work will be done today to get people online. Route 116 east of Spring Grove will remain closed into tonight as people in the area continue to try and get their lives back on track.

Here are the latest power outage numbers:

Met-Ed is trying to get over 148,000 people back online statewide including over 10,000 in Central Pennsylvania.

Franklin, Lebanon and York Counties were the hardest.

Here are Met-Ed’s outages as of 6:30 a.m.: Franklin County= 3,506 customers without power Lebanon County= 2,441 customers without power York County= 1,493 customers without power Dauphin County= 852 customers without power Adams County= 509 customers without power

PPL is fighting to restore over 288,000 people statewide but most are not in our area.

Here are PPL’s outages as of 6:30 a.m.: Lancaster County= 998 customers without power Dauphin County= 852 customers without power There are also scattered outages in Lebanon, Cumberland, Perry and York Counties as well.

Adams Electric Cooperative is also reporting 843 outages.

Crews are hoping to get the power restored over the next couple of days. However, pack that patience because in some cases Met-Ed and PPL crews say it could be Sunday before everyone gets back online.