Some in Philadelphia area could be in the dark until Friday

    Thousands of people in the Delaware Valley woke up to darkness this morning — and may continue to do so for the next few mornings.

    Liz Williamson is a spokesperson for PECO.

    “At this time we are continuing to assess the damage across the area and continue to work to return power as quickly and safely as possible to our customers,” she said.

    The majority should be back in the light by tomorrow, but some may be waiting until Friday.

    Karen Johnson, from PSE&G, explains that exact power-outage numbers are hard to pinpoint.

    “As some get their power restored, others then lose their electric service because of ice that has coated our equipment and trees,” she said.

    Johnson says even if power lines withstand heavy ice buildup, they often get torn down by falling tree branches.

    Until the ice melts off, more outages are possible.

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