Hurricane Sandy: Easton Information Center

Use the article to find and share information about Hurricane Sandy's impact on Easton.

Update: Oct 31, 10 p.m: Power is off throughout the city and into parts of Wilson, with residents reporting being in the dark just blocks away from places that have electricity. A total of 7,416 customers in the city had no electricity.

As of 9 p.m., Met-Ed had more than 139,000 customers without electricity, according to its parent company, First Energy.

Update: Oct. 30, 4:40 p.m: Readers report that power is back on along East Klienhans Street on the South Side, in the West Ward on Washington Street, on Cattell Street on College Hill. Much of the rest of College Hill is still out, as is a large portion of Wilson.

Update: Oct. 30, 4:20 p.m: Easton, Wilson and Saint Jane schools will all be closed Wednesday, as will Lafayette College.

The latest outage information from Met-Ed: 7,855 customers without electricity in Easton, 3,629 in Wilson.

Update, Oct. 30, 2:10 p.m: Several roads remained closed around Easton, according to the city website.

Downtown Easton, where power was on pretty much everywhere, was a busy place, as people came to eat or buy gas. Cars lined up at the Exxon station on South Third Street.

More than 15,000 customers were without power in Easton, Wilson, West Easton, Glendon and Williams Township.

School has been cancelled tomorrow for the Easton Area School District, the district PTA said on its Facebook page.

And the Suddenly Samantha hair salon is offering free hairwashes to anyone without electricity today until 5 p.m. The salon is at 140 Northampton Street, inside the Grand Eastonian.

Update, Oct. 30, 9:36 a.m: Thousands of people were without power in Easton and Wilson areas this morning, according to figures from Met-Ed.

If you live in the Easton or Wilson area and want to report an outage, call 888-544-4877, or visit the Met-Ed webiste.

If you're looking for shelter during the storm, there's a Red Cross Shelter in Bethlehem opening Monday at noon, and another shelter for people to bring their pets. 

Easton Patch is all about connecting neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Easton!

As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Easton stays connected.

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Send us messages through social media and email (tom.coombe@patch.com) and we’ll make sure the information is added here.

If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can add information or ask questions as part of this story in the comments section below.

christine janis October 30, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Electrical wires are still down on the road at the intersection of 9th and Jackson streets. People keep driving over them even though there are cones and barricades.
Elizabeth October 31, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Power is not on in West Ward Washington St. as reported here. At least not the 700 block near the courthouse, this includes the street light at Walnut.


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