Electrical power restored to all but about 100 in Luzerne County


July 11. 2014 10:42PM

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Nearly all of the more than 15,000 UGI Utilities - Electric Division customers who experience a loss of electric service after the severe wind and rain storms on July 8 have been restored to power.


As of 8 p.m. tonight, about 100 UGI customers remained without power.


The number without power stood at about 1,000 five hours earlier.


UGI crews have worked side-by-side with contractor crews loaned from Northeast Utilities, FirstEnergy Corporation and PPL Electric Utilities to restore service to customers. Contractor firms assisting in the restoration include I.B. Abel from Pennsylvania, MTV Solutions and Riggs Distler from Connecticut, and J. Wm. Foley from New Jersey.


Customers still experiencing a service outage are located in small pockets that require localized efforts to restore power. This can include repair of service lines leading to individual homes and businesses. These customers are expected to be restored to service on Saturday.


At this time, the cooling stations that were available through the support of the American Red Cross – Northeast PA Region have been closed.


Customers experiencing an outage should contact UGI at (800) 276-2722. UGI requests an outage report be made one time, so that customer service representatives can address all customer calls as promptly as possible. However, if a customer’s power is restored and power is lost again, the customer is asked to contact UGI to report this second outage.


Customers seeking additional information on the UGI Electric outage can visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com/outages.




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