Get free water, ice at Giant and Redner's stores
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Customers of Met-Ed who are still experiencing a power outage as a result of Saturday's snowstorm can receive two bags of ice and four gallons of water at no charge at any Giant or Redner's store in the Met-Ed service territory. Met-Ed reminds customers who have not yet reported their outage to use the automated outage reporting line – 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) – to report any outages. Customers responding to downed lines are urged to follow the prompts or to report the downed lines to their local police or fire departments. Met-Ed reported more than 4,000 out of power in Easton and 400 in Nazareth as of 4 p.m. Sunday.
City has lost 1,000 trees due to heavy snowfall.
Easton Mayor Sal Panto is calling Saturday's rare October snowfall "the worst storm most people can remember." "More than 1,000 trees are no longer in our tree inventory," he said in a statement issued Sunday. Panto is encouraging residents without power to stay with friends or family until electricity is restored. "We are in contact with Met-Ed because the more serious problem is loss of power," Panto said. "Frankly, I have been out last night and most of today and have not seen one Met-Ed crew. I just spoke to the director and more manpower is coming in from out of the area including Cleveland. So far our conversation with the county indicates that they will not be opening a shelter." Met-Ed reports close to 9,000 out of power in Easton …
PennDOT reports roads closed due to downed trees and power lines.
PennDOT reports the following state roads in Northampton County CLOSED as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday due to downed trees and utility lines: