Updated at 3 p.m. on 5/1/21
A lengthy period of strong, damaging winds caused power outages across our service territory Friday afternoon into Sunday morning. Since the start of the storm, we have restored power for approximately 44,000 customers. As of 3 p.m. on Saturday (5/1), approximately 1,700 of our 1.4 million customers were without power.
Following are the current estimated restoration times for customers who are without power:
- Bucks County, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Scranton area – 3 p.m. Saturday (5/1).
- Susquehanna Valley (Bloomsburg, Clinton County, Danville, Shamokin, Sunbury, Williamsport areas) – 3 p.m. Saturday (5/1).
- Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre areas, Schuylkill County – 11 p.m. Saturday (5/1).
- Harrisburg area – 11 p.m. Saturday (5/1).
Our crews, with the help from line workers from Kentucky, New York and Ohio, will continue working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to customers who have experienced outages.
Remember: if you lose power, please report your outage online at pplelectric.com or text “Outage” to TXTPPL (898775). And the best way to stay up to date on your outage is by signing up for PPL Alerts at pplelectric.com/alerts. You can also check the status of an outage online at pplelectric.com/outage.
Following are some things to keep in mind:
- If you encounter a downed wire at any time, assume it’s energized and stay away.
- Report fallen wires by calling 1-800-342-5775.
- Remember that candles can start fires. If you lose power, use flashlights instead.
- If you’re using a portable generator, never operate it in an enclosed area, like a garage, where deadly carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate.