40,000 Bucks Residents Without Power After Halloween Storm

Electrical transformer outside of WBCB 1490.

More than 40,000 PECO customers in Bucks County were without power as of 6 a.m. Friday. The number has only decreased to 39,366 as of 7:45 a.m.

Heavy winds and rain brought down trees and power lines Thursday night. The Newtown Township Police Department is asking motorists to remain cautious.

“Due to the severe storms that occurred overnight, we are urging motorists to use caution during your commute. There are several locations where trees that have fallen and some that pulled down wires.”

Most of the outages are in Central Bucks, but Lower Bucks still has its fair share. Lower Southampton Township was hit with 2,700 homes in the dark and the Newtown Township/ Wrightstown area had almost as many.

Lower Makefield and Yardley combine for 1,100 outages. Meanwhile, Falls Township, Morrisville Borough and Middletown Township have a total 1,500 dark houses.

It seems Bensalem and Bristol Townships were mostly spared with less than 150 total power outages. Langhorne, Tullytown, and Penndel Boroughs had no reported outages.

The Bucks County Government offices are on a two hour delay, with full closures possible. A final call will be made at 8:30 a.m.