| Aug 29, 2011
| 2:16 PM
High winds and torrential winds left a path of destruction across Central Pennsylvania.
“In 20 years this is the second largest storm we’ve seen since Isabel,” said Jim Nulton, Harrisburg Regional Spokesperson for PPL Electric.
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:08 PM
PPL Electric Utilities is preparing for a pre-Halloween storm that could bring heavy, wet snow to all areas of its service territory Saturday, potentially causing significant system damage.
The utility worked Friday to adjust its staffing schedules to...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 6:37 AM
utage Update: As of 9 a.m. PPL Electric Utilities had more than 2,700 repair cases affecting 193,000 customers throughout our service area.
Crews working through the night restored power to about 15,000 customers. Since the beginning of the storm,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:20 AM
While hundreds of thousands of people have had their power restored, the news is not all good for everyone. Met-Ed is telling some people they may be without juice until Sunday as they continue to try and find and fix the mass amounts of downed lines....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 1:49 PM
In anticipation of expected flooding on the Susquehanna River, PPL has shut down the Holtwood hydroelectric plant in Lancaster County, evacuated plant workers and secured the construction area for the plant's ongoing expansion project.
| May 27, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Violent weather swept across the Eastern seaboard overnight, dropping heavy rains that flooded towns from New England to Georgia, knocking out power and killing at least three people in the Atlanta area.
Intense thunderstorms stalled over central...
| May 28, 2011
| 5:24 AM
PPL Electric Utilities crews have worked since Thursday night to restore power to more than 100,000 customers throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Efforts to restore power to an additional 25,000 customers are expected to continue through Sunday....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:31 PM
On Friday, PPL Electric announced record power output due to record high temperatures.
Terri MacBride, PPL spokesperson, said on Friday, “The demand was huge today.”
According to the PPL power outage website, only a few hundred homes lost...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 10:40 AM
Every now and then, we get a happy ending. And while this one might not send you running for the tissues, it might give you hope that the little guy can conquer a mighty corporation. In this case, the corporation apologized, four families got...
| Feb 11, 2011
A thundering explosion demolished a center city Allentown home Wednesday night and set three neighboring houses ablaze, injuring several residents and forcing the evacuation of two city blocks and the Gross Towers senior living complex.
"I thought I...
| Jul 26, 2007
State regulators cleared the way Wednesday for Allentown to pull the plug on electricity at the Americus Center hotel, but the city has no immediate plans to do so.
In a 5-0 decision, the Public Utility Commission said it lacked the authority to stop...
| Mar 27, 2007
The state has temporarily blocked PPL Corp. from shutting off power to the closed Americus Center hotel, though Allentown may be able to cut the power itself.
An administrative law judge for the Public Utility Commission issued an emergency order Monday,...