Updated Friday at 2:30 p.m.:
PPL Electric Utilities said it expects to have 80-85 percent of its customers restored by 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The company hopes to have the lights back on for all -- including the Lehigh Valley, parts of Bucks and Montgomery counties, the Poconos and northeast Pennsylvania -- by 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
In situations of extreme damage, PPL explained on its Twitter account, it's possible that small pockets could remain out Monday-Tuesday. Customers who are not expected to be restored by 11 p.m. Sunday will be notified.
Around 6:20 p.m. Thursday, PPL tweeted that there are a number of "vital" facilities still without power, including Gracedale -- Northampton County's nurisng home -- in Upper Nazareth Township.
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Met-Ed, meanwhile, expects the majority of customers to be restored by the weekend, with the remainder restored early next week.
Current Outage Numbers (Met-Ed)
- Nazareth Borough -- 472 (down from 2,295 around 9 a.m. Wednesday)
- Upper Nazareth Township -- 344 (down from 2,094 around 9 a.m. Wednesday)
- Lower Nazareth Township -- 235 (down from 286 around 9 a.m. Wednesday)
- Bushkill Township -- 267 (down from 2,300 around 9 a.m. Wednesday)
- Plainfield Township -- 889 (down from 2,171 around 9 a.m. Wednesday)
- Stockertown -- Less than 5 (down from 29 around 10 p.m. Wednesday)
Current Outage Numbers (PPL)
- Nazareth Borough -- 3
- Bushkill Township -- 1,817
- Lower Nazareth Township -- 15
- Plainfield Township -- 4
- Upper Nazareth Township -- 0
In Tatamy, power outages remain widespread, though it's not noted in Met-Ed or PPL outage maps. In an e-mail to Patch, Chris Moren, president of Tatamy Borough Council, said, "At this time, the Tatamy Borough office is, for all practical purposes, closed pending restoration of services. Power, phone and Internet systems are still down. If you have a true emergency, as always please dial 9-1-1 for assistance. Otherwise please be patient as we, like everyone else, work through the process of storm recovery and restoration."
As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Moren said power in Tatamy remains out.
According to Waste Management's website, waste collection in Northampton County will resume Wednesday, Oct. 31, and remain one day behind schedule through Saturday.
East Penn Sanitation is at least one day behind schedule.
State Road Closures (as of 10:30 a.m. Friday)
- PA 248 between Creek Road in Lehigh Township and Cottonwood Road in Moore Township is closed due to a downed utility;
- PA 987 between Monocacy Avenue in Chapman Borough and Valley View Drive in Moore Township is closed due to a downed utility;
- Moser Road between Scenic Drive and Delps Road in Moore Township is closed due to a downed utility;
- Yost Road between Delaware Avenue in Chapman Borough and English Road in Moore Township is closed due to a downed utility;
- Bushkill Drive between Church and West End roads in Moore Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
- Jacobsburg Road between Sexton and Henry roads in Bushkill Township is closed due to a downed tree;
- Newburg Road/Main Street between Northwood Avenue and Fischer Road in Lower Nazareth Township is closed due to downed utility wires in trees;
- Green Pond Road between Bethman Road in Bethlehem Township and Northampton Street in Palmer Township is closed due to a downed tree into utility wires;
- Tatamy/Uhler Road between Short Road in Forks Township and Richmond Road in Lower Mount Bethel Township is closed due to downed trees into utility lines;
- Main Street between Poplar and Broad streets in Bath Borough is closed due to downed utility wires.
- High Street between Broad and Main streets in Nazareth Borough is closed due to a downed tree into wires.
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