About 50 PECO Energy customers reportedly remained without electricity for most of Monday, as the utility company worked to meet its own 10 p.m. deadline to repair damage from Friday's underground fire.
PECO crews worked all weekend to fix its Pottstown underground electrical system following Friday's transformer explosion. Parts of East High and Hanover streets were closed. They could re-open Monday.
North Coventry police and volunteer firefighters arrived Saturday at 7:44 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Schuylkill Road to deal with a car that caught fire. No one was injured, police said.
Douglass (Berks) police are looking for the driver of a silver-colored Volkswagen who on Saturday allegedly hit three mailboxes outside properties on Squirrel Hollow Road, and didn't bother to stop.
The cause of an underground transformer explosion and fire Friday morning in downtown Pottstown has yet to be announced by PECO Energy and fire officials. A shelter-in-place order was lifted.
With 6 photos. Montgomery County dispatchers sent PECO Energy crews, fire police, and fire company first responders early Friday to what was reported as an underground transformer fire at High and Hanover streets.
Police officers in Douglass (Berks) Township were busy during the month of February, its department report indicates. They handled five vehicle crashes and, separately, dealt with four DUI suspects.
What began as a yard fire Sunday on Cepp Road in Lower Frederick Township turned into a garage fire that also threatened a nearby home. Fourteen different fire companies, many with tankers, responded.