Sunday, March 9, 2008
PECO workers to restore power after St Patrick's Day Parade
PECO has vowed to its 80,000 plus powerless customers that electricity will be restored just as soon as the Philadelphia St Patrick's Day parade ends. "We planned a huge company outing along the Parkway today for the parade and so there will be delays to restoring power," said PECO rep, Danny O'Malley.
This is the first year that PECO has held a company picnic during the March parade. The company's human resources reported that the picnic is usually held in the summer at Allentown's Dorney Park, but executive Patrick McLaughlin wanted to "change it up."
"I said to the party comittee,'Let's change it up a bit this year,'" said McLaughlin.
Customers should expect to have power by the end of Monday evening. "Oh definitely by Monday night but no later than Thursday," said O'Malley. He added that if you can't view the parade on TV to come down and join the PECO family and enjoy the green holdiay. Customers are not permitted entrance into the PECO Employee food tent on the Ben Franklin Parkway.