Storm causes widespread power outages, closed roads

PECO’s outage map shows thousands of Chester County locations without power, following Tuesday’s storm.

Tuesday’s storm caused flooding and widespread downed trees and utilities poles across Chester County.

PECO reported Wednesday morning that more than 30,000 customers in Chester County were without power — and some locations may take days before power is restored. The high winds from the storm, combined with wet, soft soils caused many trees to come down, taking out power lines across the county. Some utilities poles also came down.

Meanwhile, the combination of downed trees, poles and power lines has closed multiple roads around the county.

Many school districts around the county also closed for the day, due to the many issues with closed/blocked roadways.

Local officials are cautioning people to take care if they use county roads — although municipal crews are working to clear roadways, there are risked from downed power lines. If you don’t need to go out and can stay home safely, staying off local roads is advised.


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