March 8, 2018

Second snow storm slightly less than expected

POCONOS – Less than a week after a disastrous combination of heavy snow and damaging wind, another storm, without the wind, coated the region, closing schools, businesses and some roads. 

Wednesday’s snow had a mixed impact on power restoration from Friday’s storm.  Met-Ed reported a very slight increase in Pike County outages over Wednesday morning, with some progress made in restoring service in Monroe County.  PPL reported significant progress in getting its customers back on line.

Utility status as of 4:30 this morning:


Monroe: 5,771 (mostly Middle Smithfield, with 2,369 out)
Pike: 12,382 (Delaware 3,923, Dingman 3,652, Lehman, 4807)


Monroe: 401 (Jackson 536, Price 390, Barrett 223)
Pike: 1,497 (Shohola 761, Lackawaxen 359, Palmyra 222)
Wayne: 782 (Paupack 152, Damascus 270)


Crews working during the storm to repair utility damage on Route 209. The road was open only to emergency vehicles on Wednesday
(NPS photo)



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