Everybody gets upset when their electricity goes out, especially for 33 hours, in late June.
That’s how long it took the men and women of Penelec to restore power to our area of the county between Williamsburg and Canoe Creek.
Countless trees, and even power poles, snapped in the June 25th wind storm. No one we spoke with wanted to begin to estimate how long it would take to restore service. Our whole area was in the dark, but we were all in it together.
Many Penelec trucks lined routes 22 and 866 along Short Mountain, with some workers even building an access road to the remote lines at 3 o’clock in the morning.
It was an amazing sight, and no one should ever say these workers didn’t give their best effort around-the-clock. It was 5:07 a.m. on the third day of darkness that the lights came on for good.
Penelec should be thanked for its tireless efforts.