From Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello —
Saturday, 1 PM Update:
Latest: 27 percent (54,000) of households still w/out power, highest concentration of those w/out in Tredyffrin and central Chesco; Rte 23 between 401/100 closed until Sunday @ 6 am to do complete major restoration of lines; County Emergency Operation Center fully-staffed w/ focus on monitoring events and providing situational awareness, utility outages and effects on critical infrastructure, and assisting municipalities w/ resource requests, damage assessment and unmet transportation and shelter needs for residents; quite a number of road closures still in eastern and northern Chesco. Will attend briefing from Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley in in Chesco EOC within hour. Focus will be on helping those still in need.
Saturday, 4 PM Update:
Just hours ago, I personally expressed to PECO’s CEO how important it is for ALL Chesco residents to get power restored as soon as humanly possible – they hear us, that I can say w/ certainty. There are now many out-of-state utility crews here working, and I think you’ll see continued, tremendous progress. We know the regions of Chesco still requiring service, and PECO top brass is touring Tredyffrin as we speak. Just figured you’d want to know I was respectfully bending his ear when I was provided the opportunity.
Thanks Commissioner for your help in Tredyffrin Township!!