Fire company, police, and PECO Energy vehicles responded Monday morning at 7:40 a.m. to a utility pole transformer fire near the Norfolk Southern tracks behind Home Depot in Lower Pottsgrove.
PECO Energy and its corporate parent, Exelon, said Tuesday they were donating a total of $250,000 to local and regional non-profits that continue to provide post-Ida assistance in Montgomery and four other counties.
Both Pottsgrove High School and the Pottsgrove School District offices on Kauffman Road in Lower Pottsgrove re-opened for student and public use Thursday night, after a 32-hour electrical shutdown due to electric transformer repairs.
Expect traffic patterns on a portion of West High Street in West Pottsgrove might change Monday, as PECO begins a gas main installation; and South Grosstown Road will close Tuesday only for bridge work.
In areas northeast of King of Prussia, Wednesday's thunderstorm battered PECO electric lines with heavy rain and strong winds. Tree damage was extensive. The utility was still working Thursday to restore power.
Worries that a downed wire could spark an electrical fire outside offices on East High Street in Sanatoga prompted a Monday morning response by Sanatoga and Ringing Hill firefighters
About 300 residents located on or near Alderfer Road in Lower Salford will be affected by a PECO Energy planned power outage now re-scheduled for June 10. It was postponed from May 27-28.
A Tuesday afternoon accident at North Keim and Wilson streets in Pottstown significantly damaged two involved vehicles, smashed a utility pole and brought down power lines, but no one was injured.