Update on progress to restore power after storm in Ambler, Lower Gwynedd, Whitpain, and Upper Dublin

PECO has made significant progress on restoring power in the area impacted by the tornado that resulted from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that passed through the area on Wednesday and Thursday. The photos in this article were all taken in Maple Glen near the intersection of Norristown Road and Butler Pike.

Power in the Borough of Ambler is completely restored. Just after the main portion of the storm on Wednesday, September 1st, 98% of Ambler was without power.

Just over 50% of Lower Gwynedd was without power after the storm. That was fairly quickly reduced to 13.92% or 650 accounts by Thursday, September 2nd. The vast majority of the remaining accounts were restored today, with 100 accounts still waiting to be restored. There are still some sizable outages outside the township borders that are likely impacting portions of the Lower Gwynedd community. All are pending assessment.

In an email that was shared with AroundAmbler.com, current candidate for supervisor in Lower Gwynedd Township Michael Twersky states that he had a conversation with State Senator Maria Collett about the outages. She informed him that the outages in the area were greatly impacted by nine 40 foot poles along Limekiln Pike being knocked down by the storm. PECO was able to repair seven on September 3rd and hoped to fix the final two on September 4th. It appears this effort was successful based on how the number of outages was greatly reduced today.

Upper Dublin, especially its Fort Washington section, was the hardest hit community in AroundAmbler.com’s coverage area. After the storm, just over 50% of the township was without power. By Thursday, September 2nd that number was reduced to 43% As of this evening, that number is down to 8.79% (less than 1,000 accounts). The larger outages all showing an expected restoration time of September 4th at 11:00 p.m. There are then still dozens of small outages impacting specific streets that don’t have a projected restoration time.

In an email sent this evening, Upper Dublin Township shared that PECO is having trouble accessing roads in the township due to the number of tree company trucks working in the area. The township asks if you see these trucks/companies blocking roadways to ask them to move. The township stressed that PECO getting roads safe and clear to then restore power is most important.

After the storm, 20% of Whitpain Township was without power. It has been completely restored.

More to come.