13,000+ Still Without Power in Bucks County & Road Closures in Mercer County – Windy Monday
More than 13,000 customers are without power in Bucks County at this hour, and parts of Route 206 are closed in Mercer County because of the wind today. Yeah, it's been a tough day out there.
Here's the latest (as of 3 pm Monday):
PECO says that more than 13,000 customers are without power in Bucks County. In fact, about half of Doylestown is in the dark at this hour. PECO Estimates that more than 5,000 customers are without power in Doylestown.
Unfortuantely, the wind is preventing crews from repairing some of the outages today. A statement from JCP&L says that crews are restoring customers where possible.
"Buckets cannot go in the air when winds are 40+ mph. Damage assessment in order to develop restoration times will be ongoing," they noted. Their statement has been echoed by officials with PSE&G and PECO as well. Repair crews cannot go up in the bucks when the winds are greater than 40 miles per hour.
The weather is also affecting those driving this afternoon. Downed power lines and trees have caused some delays.
As of 3:15 pm, here are two of the biggest delays in our area:
MIDDLETOWN, PA - Old Lincoln Highway (both north and sound bounds) is blocked due to fallen power cables. The road is blocked between Route 1 and Street Road (PA-132).
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ - US 206 (northbound and southbound) between I-295 and Eggerts Crossing Road is blocked due to a fallen tree. Officials suggest using Princeton Pike instead.
There is some good news. The number of customers without power in Mercer County has dropped to just 1,100 this afternoon.
On the roads, be careful. If you're driving on north-south roads you may feel your car swaying in the wind (as it's a wind out of the west).