Last update 4/16/19 at 7:00AM
Hundreds of PPL Electric Utilities workers continue to work around the clock responding to widespread outages caused by damaging winds and falling trees. As of 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, about 5,700 customers were without power.
The majority of the remaining outages are in PPL’s Susquehanna and Central regions, including Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties.
Restoration times are provided below for regions within our service territory. This is when we expect the last of those impacted to have power back. Most customers can expect to have power back well before the listed time. Customers will receive individual restoration times after damage is assessed and work crews arrive to make repairs.
- Harrisburg region: Noon, Tuesday, April 16
- Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA: 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16
- Susquehanna (Including Bloomsburg/Sunbury): 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16
- Central (Including Wilkes-Barre/Orwigsburg): 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16
More than 86,000 customers have been restored since severe thunderstorms began causing power outages Sunday night.
About 130 workers from Canada were brought in to assist with the restoration efforts.
Customers are urged to report outages at pplelectric.com/outage, by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL, or by texting Text “Outage” to TXTPPL (898775). You also can view our outage map at pplelectric.com/outage.
Customers can personalize PPL Alerts to receive outage information by phone, email, text or all three.
We urge everyone to stay safe:
- Always stay away from any downed lines, keep kids and pets away from them and report fallen wires immediately by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL.
- Make sure your cell phones and other personal devices are fully charged.
- If you must run a generator, make sure you run it outdoors in a well-ventilated area — never indoors or in a garage.
- Use flashlights, not candles, to reduce fire risk.