Jackson Township, York County Community in the Dark after Utility Poles Fall along Route 116

The remnants of Hurricane Sandy can be seen across Central Pennsylvania, including massive power outages and downed trees and power lines.  More than a half dozen fallen utility poles in Spring Grove and Jackson Township along Route 116 left some community members in the dark.  Parts of Route 116 were closed as Met-Ed and Verizon crews worked to restore service. 

“We been sleeping out on the living room floor,” said Janet Senft, Jackson Township.  “We had a portable DVD player that lasted for two hours and we had a radio with batteries that only lasted a little bit.”

Senft received a generator from the York Salem fire department Tuesday evening in an effort to get back life back to normal.  At the height of the storm, Met-Ed reported 250,000 homes lost power.  Tuesday night, in York County alone, close to 4,000 homes remained in the dark.