Northern Tier utilities continue power restoration efforts
Crews from two Northern Tier electric cooperatives are working to restore power to approximately 1,200 consumers who remain without electric service following a series of severe thunderstorms that swept through the region Thursday, July 26.
High winds toppled trees and snapped off limbs onto electric lines, bringing down wires, breaking poles and causing widespread power outages throughout the service territories of Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative and Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Thursday evening.
Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative
About 700 members of Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative, based in Wysox, remain without power as of 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The remaining outages are concentrated in areas served by the cooperative's Brooklyn, Franklin Forks, Middletown and Steinbach substations in Susquehanna County.
While co-op officials expect to restore power to the vast majority of those members by Saturday night, some members are likely to remain without power until Sunday and should prepare accordingly.
At the height of the outage Thursday night, more than 5,000 Claverack members in Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties lost electric service. Crews completed power restoration work in Bradford and Wyoming counties earlier today.
Claverack is being assisted in power restoration efforts by line crews from Adams Electric Cooperative, based in Gettysburg, and right-of-way crews from Asplundh Tree Experts and M&K Tree Service.
To report downed lines or power outages, call Claverack at 1-800-326-9799.
Claverack serves approximately 18,000 consumers in Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Tioga, Lycoming, Sullivan, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.
Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative
Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative reports that about 500 members remain without power as of 4 p.m. Saturday. At the height of the outage Thursday evening, about 7,000 cooperative members in Potter, Tioga, Bradford and northern Lycoming counties were without power.
The bulk of the remaining outages are located in the areas served by the cooperative's Frank Lent (Coudersport) and Ulysses substations in Potter County. Some members in those areas are likely to remain without power into Sunday and should make preparations for that possibility.
Tri-County completed power restoration work in Lycoming County on Friday, and expects to have service restored to all members in Bradford and Tioga counties later today.
Tri-County is being assisted in power restoration efforts by line crews from Steuben (N.Y.) Electric Cooperative, Citizens' Electric Co. of Lewisburg and right-of-way crews from Asplundh Tree Experts and Lewis Tree Service.
To report downed lines or outages, call Tri-County at 1-800-343-2559.
Tri-County provides electricity to more than 18,000 consumer-members in Bradford, Tioga, Potter, Lycoming, McKean and Clinton counties.
Wellsboro Electric Co.
Wellsboro Electric Co. completed power restoration efforts, Friday evening, July 27.
About 700 Wellsboro Electric customers had lost power as a result of Thursday's thunderstorms.
Wellsboro Electric Co. delivers electric service to more than 6,100 customers in Wellsboro Borough and Charleston, Middlebury and Delmar townships in Tioga County.
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