PECO Energy said it has upgraded equipment and conditions this year for electricity delivery in Pottstown. The local work is what it reported as part of a $6 billion system-wide investment during the next five years.
Actors from The National Theatre for Children, hired by PECO Energy, will present entertainment for young students that promotes energy efficiency. They'll arrive in October at schools in Pottstown, Royersford, and Lower Pottsgrove.
A commercial truck snagged a wire while traveling Tuesday on South Sanatoga Road, which in turned pulled down one power pole and damaged a second, and also downed a light fixture, all in the parking lot at Cutillo's Restaurant.
Lower Pottsgrove and Pottstown will benefit from scheduled PECO Energy upgrades of its electrical systems along seven local highways, the company said. Work should start later this month, and end by November.
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission safety engineers have been involved since the start of investigations into the Hale Street explosion. It said Thursday they are, in part, looking for any state or federal pipeline safety violations.
Investigators continue efforts to determine the cause of last week's Hale Street explosion in Pottstown. Community fund-raising to support victims has begun. PECO claims it responded promptly to past calls on suspected gas leaks.
Pottstown police, joined by state and federal investigators, continue to investigate Thursday's Hale Street explosion in the borough. The death total was updated to five, four of them children.
Upper Pottsgrove will receive $5,000, and East Coventry, $7,147, in 2022 Green Region Grants from PECO. They're intended to help preserve trees, and create or enhance open spaces.