Hurricane Sandy knocked down trees and power lines, leaving Lower Southampton residents without power.
Fire Marshal Bill Oettinger said that about 4,096 customers in Lower Southampton are still without power. And as of noon Thursday, about 119,000 customers across Bucks County still don't have power.
"Hurricane Sandy now ranks as the most damaging storm in (PECO's) history—interrupting electric service to more than 850,000, or roughly one out of every two customers," as stated by PECO in a press release.
Based on an assessment of the extent of damage, PECO expects to be able to restore service to approximately 80-90 percent of customers impacted by the storm by Friday night, Oettinger said.
PECO also told Oettinger that it expects 99 percent of customers to have service restored by the end of the weekend, with a few customers without service into early next week.
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