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Hurricane Sandy knocks down trees in Phoenixville, causes power outages


By Heather Tyrrell, Phoenix Editor, editor@phoenixvillenews.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PHOENIXVILLE – Hurricane Sandy hit the area taking down trees and causing power outages for residents.
In Phoenixville Borough, a tree fell on a car in a driveway on Anderson Street near Lincoln Street and a tree came down on Lincoln Street near Griffin Street. A tree also came down in the alley between Prospect and Bridge streets. A tree fell down on wires on Starr Street.
A tree knocked down the Anthony P. Shimer monument in Morris Cemetery.
The mural at Barkley Elementary School was also affected. Pieces of the mural are on the ground.
Hurricane Sandy also wreaked havoc on power. On Tuesday, PECO spokesperson Liz Williamson said 74,000 customers in Chester County were still without power. Across PECO’s coverage area which includes Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties, 585,000 customers were without power.
PECO restored service to 230,000 customers in its coverage area since yesterday, Williamson said.
“Sandy was a groundbreaking storm for us in terms of storm damage and outages,” she said. “We have more than 2,000 field personnel who are working to repair storm damage and service as quickly and safely as possible.”
According to PECO’s outage map, Hurricane Sandy brought 501 to 1,500 outages for customers in Phoenixville.
How was your house or family affected by Hurricane Sandy? What kind of supplies did you buy? What did you do during power outages? Did you have to miss work? Email us your stories about Hurricane Sandy, editor@phoenixvillenews.com, comment on the story, or post on Twitter, PhxvilleNews and Facebook, www.facebook.com/phoenixnewspaper1.