2012-11-04 17:18:00 by Courtney Koski / Info Girl
PPL Electric Utilities is pouring more and more manpower into eastern Pennsylvania as the final push continues this weekend to repair the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 600 additional line workers, now finished working in other areas of the PPL Electric Utilities service territory, arrived Friday and Saturday to supplement the existing army of repair crews. The additional manpower brings the total workforce in the eastern part of the state to 2,500. While power is now restored to more than 85 percent of the PPL Electric Utilities customers affected by the massive storm, the utility’s commitment to getting the lights back on as safely and as quickly as possible until the last customer is restored will not waver. As of late Saturday afternoon... In Columbia County... all subscribers now have power... restoring 3,808 customers since Monday. There are 39 outages in Montour County... located in West Hemlock and Mahoning Townships. Overall more than 382,000 customers have had service restored since Sandy hit Monday. About 58,000 customers remained out of service across the utility’s 10,000-square-miles service territory as of midday Saturday.
Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton has sent a letter to President Obama asking that the federal pre-landfall disaster declaration for Pennsylvania be expanded to include reimbursement for emergency protective measures taken before superstorm Sandy hit the commonwealth. President Obama signed an emergency declaration for Pennsylvania on Monday, October 29th, in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s request of Sunday, October 28th.
High School Football
Bloomsburg / Central
Bloomsburg and Central Columbia ended the regular season by renewing their neighborhood rivalry Friday night at Redman Stadium on the BU campus. The game ended in a 34-12 Bloomsburg victory.
Berwick / Hazleton
Berwick exteneded their record to 9-1 after beating Hazleton 49-7 at Crispin Field on Friday night.
Danville defeated Selinsgrove 24-14 in a Heartland Conference Division I Championship... and Southern Columbia trounced Warrior Run 50-19. Saturday afternoon Columbia Montour Vo - Tech is at home against Pius X.
In college football Saturday afternoon, the Huskies of Bloomsburg University played West Chester in a game at Redman Stadium. The Golden Rams never led in the game that ended in a 24-23 BU win. You can hear all the details from the game with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report:
The Bloomsburg University men's basketball team lost an exhibition game to Towson University 87-65 last night in Maryland. On Sunday, the Huskies play at Syracuse in a game that starts at 4. Coverage on the whlm stations begins with The Husky Warmup Show at 3:40.