October 2011 Snowstorm News and Updates
Thursday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. All members who experienced outages due to the October snowstorm have been restored. Residual clean-up will continue throughout the week.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. With the majority of members back in service, guest crews are being released at the end of today to return home or assist Met-Ed in their restoration efforts. Adams Electric hopes to have all members restored by dark. After a full restoration, our crews will be given a much deserved break and then continue to shore up repairs throughout the rest of the week.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. (Noon) Approximately 200 members are still without power, but we hope to have everyone back in service by dark this evening. However, due to location and damages, a handful of members may still remain out of power until tomorrow. Guest crews will remain through today to help shore up repairs and restore the remaining outages.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. Less than 500 members are still without power as we enter into our fourth day of continuous storm restoration efforts. We hope to have full restoration by dark tonight. Guest crews from the other Pa. cooperatives and Citizens Electric are expected to be released at the day's end. Asplundh crews will continue to help with tree clearing.
Monday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. More than 1,200 members are still without power following nearly three days of continuous storm restoration efforts. Crews will be working through the night in hopes of restoring electricity to as many members as possible. However, with severe damage caused to poles and equipment in the areas still lacking electric, some members are likely to remain without power until Tuesday afternoon or later. In the case of an emergency, or to report a new outage, please call 800/726-2324.
Monday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. 1,949 member-accounts remain without power at this time. One 2-man crew from Bedford, two 2- man crews from Citizens, five 2-man crews from Northwestern, and one 2-man crew from Sullivan are still assisting Adams Electric's crews with restoration efforts. In addition, a contracting crew and several Asplundh crews are still working in the field.
Monday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. After a safety break, all crews were back in the field at 6 a.m. to continue restoration efforts. Supervisors are in the field helping to patrol line and guide 13 guest crews from Asplundh, contractors, other Pa. cooperatives and Citizens Electric (Lewisburg, Pa.) to areas that are without power. Restoration efforts are expected to last all day and into Tuesday.
Monday, Oct. 31, 12 a.m. (Midnight) After nearly 40 hours of continuous work in the field, Adams Electric has elected to provide its crews and our 13 guest crews with a safety break. All restoration work will resume at 6 a.m. At this hour, approximately 3,000 members are still without power, but we are hoping to try to return service to as many members as possible throughout the day on Monday. Due to some scattered outages in more remote areas, it is still possible that some members may have to wait until Tuesday for their power to be reconnected. Meanwhile, please continue to report outages and/or emergencies by calling 800/726-2324. For information on food safety, generator safety, or to track current outages, please visit our Storm Central website. (This will be the last posting for this evening.)
Sunday, Oct. 30, 10:30 p.m. At this hour, crews continue to respond to 3,600 member outages due to snow and trees causing outages along power lines.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. As darkness falls across Adams' service territory, more than 4,000 members remain without power due to outages in more than 200 locations. Adams' crews and guest crews are continuing to work in the field to restore electric services as quickly as possible.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. We're half way -- but we've still got a long way to go. As of 6 p.m. Adams still had approximately 4,900 members waiting for their power to be returned. This is down from the nearly 10,000 members without power at the height of the storm. With all of Adams Electric's crews in the field, plus about 13 guest crews assisting, we are working very hard to get everyone back in power as soon as safely possible. However, it is still expected that those living in the hardest hit and most remote locations may be without power until sometime on Tuesday.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Six additional crews are arriving from Northwestern and Sullivan electric co-ops plus Citizens Electric (Lewisburg, Pa.). They will be joining three crews from Northwestern and Bedford who are already on the system assisting Adams Electric's crews. Also helping are contractor and Asplundh tree-clearing crews. Adams Electric has every available person working to restore power to its members.
The following statement was released just before noon on Sunday, Oct. 30
"Despite the widespread impact of the recent snowstorm, Adams Electric hopes to have power restored to most members within the next 24 to 36 hours. However, depending upon their location, it may be late Monday or Tuesday before power is restored to all accounts. Preparations for an extended outage could involve relocating to the home of a family member or friend or reserving a room at a local motel."
Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. All Adams Electric crews have been working since 10 a.m. Saturday to restore power. They are assisted by contracting and tree-clearing crews. Three crews from two other Pa. electric co-ops were added early Sunday morning. Scattered outages were reported across the entire four-county service territory from trees and branches down over lines. Only a few power supply problems have been reported.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Outage calls began and all available Adams Electric crews were called to respond to outages caused by an early-season snowstorm that brought freezing temperatures and heavy snow across the entire four-county service territory. Contracting and tree clearing crews were also immediately called. Crews responded to trees and branches down over lines due to the heavy snow and leaves still remaining on many trees.