Only 5,000 residents in Philadelphia remain without power from Hurricane Sandy, according to a release from PECO.
"Working around-the-clock for nearly three full days, PECO has restored power to nearly 80 percent of the customers who lost power during Hurricane Sandy," the company said in a release on its website. "PECO will continue working 24/7 until service can be safely restored to all customers."
The company believes that, with additional support from other utility crews from around the country, it will be able to restore power to nearly all of the Philadelphia residents impacted by the hurricane by Friday night, though "some customers in the most damaged and isolated areas may be without service until early next week."
"Our crews often face difficult and challenging conditions as they work to restore service to our customers," the release states. "Many areas have had significant damage to the electric system, including multiple downed trees and poles, downed wires and damaged equipment."
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