Nov 3: Aftermath of Sandy in Southampton

Power outages are still the talk of the town on Saturday.

Update 9:16 a.m. Saturday:

Several more residents report having power restored, including a large portion of the Latimer Farms neighborhood and the businesses along Second Street Pike. 

Unfortunately, not all of the township has been so lucky.

There are many spots throughout town still without power - including several like Charlotte Avenue - where one side of the street has power but neighbors on the other side do not. Neighbors on Stahl Road, East Maple Drive, Fern Road and parts of Bristol Road also report still being in the dark this morning. 

PECO is reporting some . 

Many of those in Southampton who have yet have their power restored are now being given estimates of Monday, Nov. 5 as the earliest time to expect service.

Update 8:41 a.m. Friday:

Power outages still plague Upper Southampton Township Friday morning.

Most Centennial Schools are holding classes this morning; Klinger Elementary School remains closed due to a lack of power.

OLGC school also remains closed this Friday.

Handfuls of residents report that their power was restored sometime in the last 24 hours, but many more are still left in the dark, especially those living along Second Street Pike as well as in the Latimer Farms and Casey Park neighborhoods.

Most remain hopeful that their power will be restored before the weekend. 

Update 11:52 a.m. Thursday:

Much of Upper Southampton Township is still in the dark Thursday morning. 

PECO released a statement saying it expects to be able to restore service to approximately 80-90 percent of customers impacted by the storm by Friday night.  Service for most of the remaining customers should be restored during the weekend.  Some customers, in the most damaged and isolated areas may be without electric service until next week.  

Update 10:42 a.m. Wednesday:

Schools remain closed as Southampton continues to recover from the storm.

Upper Southampton Chief of Police Ron MacPherson discourages residents from celebrating Halloween on Wednesday evening, and asked residents to trick-or-treat on Saturday between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.

Update 7:42 p.m. Tuesday:

PECO Communications Specialist Ben Armstrong said approximately 180,000 customers across Bucks County were still in the dark Tuesday evening.

According to a outage map on the PECO website, less than 3,500 of those customers are in Upper Southampton Township. 

"Residents without power are encouraged to call 800-841-4141. Once callers provide an address, representatives at that number will be able to give an estimate for restoration," Armstrong said.

Armstrong said there are some 490,000 people across PECO's service area still without power Tuesday evening. He said because of the widespread damage caused by the storm it could take up to a week before power is restored to all customers. 

Update: 5:05 p.m. Tuesday

Several neighbors in the Burgundy Hills section of Southampton report that power has been restored to their area.

Residents on Cushmore Road report receiving automated phone calls from PECO stating power would be restored by 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. 

Both Kenny's Spirited Eatery and the Churchville Inn are open.

Original story below:

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, most businesses within Southampton remained closed.

Power still had not been restored and many homes could be seen with open garages and generators running.

The traffic lights along Street Road and along Second Street Pike were not functioning, many were replaced by stop signs while a few major intersections had police directing traffic.

"Due to the severity of the storm PECO is not able to speak about specific locales or offer restoration estimates at this time," said Senior Communications Specialist Liz Williamson. 

Williamson said customers can all 800-841-4141 to report an outage; she said later this afternoon (after 4 p.m.) representatives at that number would also be able to provide an estimated restoration time. 

The only businesses noted as open at this time were the Giant Food Store on Second Street Pike and the Hess Express station at the intersection of Street Road and Second Street Pike.  

Tom Sofield October 30, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Wow! Early this morning I saw several trees down along New Road and Belmont Avenue.
tg October 30, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Should Halloween be postponed for Upper South?
Shannon Stover October 31, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Thank you to Upper Southampton police, fire, first responders and citizens. The police gave the Okay for all low lying residents to park their vehicles at Veterans Field. My car and several neighbors vehicles were spared. Lots of trees down, and finally a thank you to the community itself for pitching in and staying calm
joe n October 31, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Power still out on Manor ln and Hillside Dr off Churchville Rd...PECO says restoration estimate is 8:20 AM ! 11/1...Those guys are going to be sooo tired when this is all fixed!
Mitzi November 01, 2012 at 04:37 PM
As of November 1st 12:33pm Peco recordimg stated power in the Willopenn Dr area and Dorchester Apts will be on by 4:00pm. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
Katherine Musser November 02, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Power has finally been restored at Paddlewheel Circle & Steamboat Drive today at 4:55pm, as well as cable services. Please notify our neighbors to keep our community safe. Happy Trick or Treating to all the little ones this saturday night.
Linda November 03, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Power back at Pike's Plaza & most of neighborhood behind it
Positive Thinker November 03, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Does the post office and the TD Bank have their power back?
Positive Thinker November 03, 2012 at 06:41 PM
They do now.


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