Wolf Administration Provides Progress Report on Power Restoration after Winter Storm

March 05, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – As utility workers, companies, and state and local officials work to restore power to those areas impacted by this past weekend’s winter storm, Governor Tom Wolf provided an update on restoration progress.

As of 1 p.m. today, power has been restored to approximately 474,000 customers, while 113,363 remain without power in the commonwealth. This is down from a high of 587,000 during the peak of the storm.

“The commonwealth continues to work collaboratively to support efforts to make utility repairs and restore service as fast as possible,” Governor Wolf said. “I thank the utility workers and other responders who have been working tirelessly to make repairs and support communities and residents.”​

Yesterday Governor Wolf authorized PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards to issue a waiver lifting some hours of service requirements for Commercial Driver License holders. The waiver, which is in place from Saturday through midnight March 31, allows drivers assisting with the transportation of utility crews to areas hard hit by the storm to exceed the normal limits on driving time. The limit is extended to 14 hours from 11 hours. The requirement for 10 hours of rest between the 14-hour shifts remains in place.

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