The two western Montgomery County boroughs are among 19 municipalities named Wednesday to share $150,000 in PECO Energy funding for a variety of open space and sustainability projects.
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.
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.
PECO, the electrical and natural gas utility that serves portions of western Montgomery County, said Tuesday it reduced the number of customer power outages and their length during 2020.
PECO won Public Utility Commission approval last week, it said, to spend $1.36 billion over five years to fortify its electric systems. Area residents stand to benefit from local and overall improvements.
PECO Energy debuted financial assistance and payment options Wednesday to help families and others hit hard by the pandemic to catch up on their utility bills with zero down and no interest plans.
Spring utility installations along North Pleasant View Road in Sanatoga, north from East High Street, made a mess of some portions of sidewalk there. Contractors have begun pouring replacements.