Sunday, February 14, 2016

County assessing damage, clearing trees

Trees and power lines are down throughout the county, with Bristol amd Nockamixon townships among the hardest hit.

County assessing damage, clearing trees

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Bucks County is sending teams of Emergency Services workers around the county to assess damages.
 
The state Department of Conservation and National Resources sent a crew of 20-30 to Bucks to help clear downed trees, and two teams have been sent to each of the hardest-hit spots -- Bristol and Nockamixon townships.
 
Officials are waiting for PECO's update on the number of customers without electricity. As of last night, there were about 170,000 without power, plus more than 20,000 PPL customers in Upper Bucks.
 
PECO reported Wednesday that 302,000 customers were without power in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
 
Early Wednesday, there was a report of a New Hope family overcome by carbon monoxide gas from a generator running n their garage. Two adults and two children on Hillcrest Lane were reported conscious but semi-responsive.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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