Wilkes-Barre, PA (April 19, 2013) – UGI Electric crews are working to restore service to customers affected by severe thunderstorms and high winds tonight. Approximately 1,488 customers remain without power.
At the height of the outage, nearly 2,000 UGI Electric customers were without power. Currently, the number of customers out of power by municipality is as follows:
- Harvey’s Lake Borough – 741
- Lehman Township – 285
- Ross Township – 277
- Hunlock Township – 57
- Fairmount Township – 56
- Lake Township – 51
- Dallas Township – 10
- Monroe Township – 9
- Union Township – 1
- Kingston Borough – 1
Customers in Ross Township are expected to have their power restored shortly, if it has not already been restored. Customers in Harvey’s Lake are expected to have power restored by 1:00 a.m.., April 20. All customers are expected to be restored sometime tomorrow, April 20.
The safety of our customers and employees is a priority at UGI. We remind customers and community members to always avoid downed power lines and stay away from any electrical equipment that is partially or totally submerged in water. In the event of an electrical emergency, customers are advised to contact UGI Electric’s 24-hour emergency number, (800) 276-2722.
In addition, if you are aware of elderly people who are out of power and may need immediate assistance please contact UGI or call 911. Customers who are without electric service are asked to ensure appliances are turned off or unplugged, water faucets and cooking controls are in the off position and other safety precautions have been taken should power be restored while you are not at home.
Customers should also be advised that UGI Utilities – Electric Division is responsible for the meter attached to your home and the service wire leading from the UGI pole to the top of a customer’s weatherhead, the point where electric service enters the residence. If you have damage to electrical systems that are part of your home or residence, UGI crews are not authorized to repair customer-owned equipment and you may need an electrician. Please call 1.800.276.2722 for more information.
Additional updates will be available on an ongoing basis at ugi.com/outages; on Facebook at facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at twitter.com/ugi_utilities. For those who do not have Internet access, updates and news will also be provided to local media outlets, including newspapers and radio. In addition, UGI will staff an outage center at the Hanover Industrial Park.
UGI Electric is a division of UGI Utilities, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI Corporation, based in Valley Forge. Additional information about UGI Electric is available at ugi.com.