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Met-Ed is in the process of performing Post Storm Sweeps

Met-Ed is in the process of performing Post Storm Sweeps
March 14, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Following an event the magnitude of Winter Storm Riley and Quinn damage and destruction exists even following restoration. In some cases facilities are temporarily repaired inorder to expedite restoration. Debris such as wires, transformers, and poles to name a few can be found in abundance. Inorder to restore facilities to pre-storm conditions and reinforce the infrastructure Met-Ed has a process which is called a Post Storm Sweep. 

What does this mean? The process consists of three main activities.  Assessment, Construction & Clean-up 

Assessment - Teams are deployed to interrogate circuits, identify existing damage and specify needed repairs. (This process started yesterday and anticipated to complete around Sunday)  

Construction - Following assessment, construction crews and management review assessment results and devise a plan to make repairs. However, if a hazardous condition is identified during assessment  repairs are initiated at that time.   

Clean-up - During assessment crews identify the location of broken poles, downed transformers, wires and the like. Construction crews and if necessary other contracted teams will gather and dispose of wires and poles. Transformers must be handled by qualified personnel. 
Please note: If a customer identifies a transformer that is leaking or spilled they should contact Met-Ed directly at 1-800-545-7741 and identify the location.  

Customers should never go near a downed wire even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. We remind customers to immediately report downed wires to Met-Ed. 

Again we thank you for your patience and cooperation as as we work through this process as safely and efficiently as possible.  

3/9/18 Emergency Management Update



To:               Residents & Community at large
From:           George Beodeker, Del. Twp. Em. Mgmt. Coordinator
Date:            March 9, 2018
Re:               Update        

  • State of Emergency still exists in Delaware Township until Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Township would like to extend their heartfelt sympathy to all those that sustained damage to their properties during these past storms.
  • You may start repairs to protect your properties but please remember you must obtain proper permits and inspections through the township.
  • Please report any level of structural damage to the township via phone at (570) 828-2347 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at this time we will need your name & address at minimum.
  • Advisory for seasonal home: Delay checks on your home due to weather, utility crews working and unknown road conditions.
  • For the safety of the utility crews who are helping us – SLOW DOWN!!! Be aware of sudden stops for utility crews and floating road closures. Reminder the posted speed limit is 35, conditions permitting.
  • Call 911 for any true emergencies!

3/8/18 Emergency Management Update


To:               Residents & Community at large
From:           George Beodeker, Del. Twp. Em. Mgmt. Coordinator
Date:            March 8, 2018
Re:               Update        

  • State of Emergency still exists in Delaware Township until Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Roads both, township and state, are subject to restrictions/closures, as necessary for utility work.
  • Plan for delays when traveling.
  • Do not call the township as closures change frequently/daily.
  • Warming Center located at the Delaware Township Municipal Building will cease operation as of close of business on Friday, March 9, 2018.
  • Water and Meals Ready to Eat are available during normal business hours beginning Monday, March 12, 2018 until supplies are exhausted.
  • Delaware Valley School District is providing support services. For current information, dates and times, please call 570-296-1800.
  • Until power is restored, if using an alternative/combustion heat sources – make sure to provide proper ventilation to prevent build up of carbon monoxide, which can be fatal – DO NOT RUN GENERATORS, OR BBQ GRILLS INDOORS – EVEN IN GARAGES!
  • Further updates can be obtained from the Pike County Office of Emergency Management on their facebook page:
  • Call 911 for any true emergencies!

Warming Center to open Thurs. 3/8

The Delaware Township Municipal Building will open as a Warming Center on Thursday, March 8th from 10am to 4pm or as soon as staff can safely arrive due to road conditions.  A state of emergency still exists in Delaware Township.  Driving is at your own risk as current road conditions remain hazardous.  

Emergency Management Update - 3/6 at 4pm

Updated information 3/6/18 4:00 pm:

* State of Emergency still exists in Delaware Township.

* The township building will be closed Wednesday March 7th, the day the heaviest snowfall is expected.

*Please check the Township’s Facebook page, website and voice mail message (570-828-2347) for updated information.

 *Tomorrow March 7th, please do not travel.

*Residents are encouraged to be inside and to remain in a safe place during this long duration event.

*If you plan to shelter in place have enough food, fuel and water for several days.

*The new storm will severely impact emergency responders and township services as well as state services. Call 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

*Anticipate that it may be several hours after the storm before travel is safe and practical again.

*Per Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) the following shelters that are open are: Dingmans Volunteer Fire Department, Bushkill Volunteer Fire Company and for any other emergency shelter needs please dial 911.

*Pike County EOC will remain in operation throughout the next a storm.

*We ask that the public be vigilant with regards to the welfare of neighbors; to be prepared for an additional time without power and to understand travel should be considered in only the most necessary of circumstances.

*Warming center operations will resume at the township building on Thursday, March 8th, from 9am-4pm.  Water and MRE’s will be available.

Governor Wolf Outlines Preparations for Latest Severe Winter Weather Forecast Commonwealth Asks Drivers to Avoid, Postpone Unnecessary Travel

Harrisburg, PA –Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, PennDOT will impose a ban on empty straight trucks, large combination vehicles (tandem trailers and double trailers), tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, or RVs, on:

I-80 from the junction with Interstate 81 to the New Jersey line.

I-84 from the junction with Interstate 81 to the New York State line.

Restrictions will remain in place as long as warranted through the storm.

The heaviest snows are expected to fall during much of the day Wednesday. In anticipation, PennDOT is moving five plow trucks and two graders along with 18 employees into Pike County to address any issues on Interstate 84, as well as 20 plow trucks and two graders along with 46 employees to address any issues on Interstates 80, 380, and Route 33 in Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley. The crews are being moved from western Pennsylvania to assist in this storm response.

“I cannot stress enough the importance for everyone to heed weather forecasts, listen to directions from emergency officials, and plan accordingly,” Governor Wolf said.

Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling.


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