We are prepared to deal with any outages that today’s storm causes. Any customers who lose power today should report their outages by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (342-5775) or go online at www.pplelectric.com/outage.
We urge customers to stay safe during and after Winter Storm Quinn:
• Limit travel as much as possible.
• Stay away from downed lines and keep kids and pets away. Report downed lines promptly at 1-800-DIAL-PPL.
• Run generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas.
• Use flashlights instead of candles to reduce fire risk.
Our crews are prepared to work through Winter Storm Quinn, as much as possible, to restore customers to service. As of Wednesday morning, we have had no delays in our work due to the storm. However, the worst of the weather is still expected to come. It is possible that very strong winds or uncleared roads could cause delays for us today.
We have more people working on storm restoration today than we have at any point since Winter Storm Riley struck. We have more than 1,900 people from 12 states working on power restoration, including line crews, tree crews and damage assessors. (Shown at right: Mutual assistance crews work on storm restoration in Monroe County.)
There are hundreds more PPL employees in offices, service centers and call centers focused on making sure customers are restored to power as quickly and safely as possible.
We have briefed crews on working safely in the snow and have made other preparations, such as chains for work trucks.
As of 8 a.m., we had about 7,000 customers without power. Most were in Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.
Our target to restore customers affected by Winter Storm Riley remains 11 p.m. tonight. The weather may be a factor in our restoration work today. We will personally contact affected customers if our estimate of when their power will be restored changes.