Nor'easter cleanup underway as thousands remain without power

Residents around the Philadelphia area are still feeling the effects of Wednesday's nor'easter that brought heavy snow as thousands remain without power.

The storm swept throughout the Delaware Valley leaving downed power lines, fallen trees, and a lot to deal with on the roads. Some areas received as much as a foot of snow while the city saw up to 6 inches in some areas.

You don't have to tell the Dalton family why their power is out. Their Nether Providence home has been dark for a solid week now. Addison and Jack have been roughing it in the master bedroom where the family spent most of the week.

Except for a generator, the family have been powerless in more ways than one. The lights are on at most of their neighbors, but a downed tree on wires only affected 10 homes and put them near the bottom of PECO's priority list.

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell got on the phone to his contacts at PECO try to find out what was taking so long. They explained crews restore the greatest number of customers in the shortest amount of time and promised him help was on the way for the Daltons and their neighbors.

"They can be there in the next 2 hours.They are going to go out there and do their final work," PECO spokesperson Greg Smore said.

Sure enough, 2 hours later, a PECO truck and tree removal crews showed up with chainsaws in hand and power is close to being restored, but the family went to a hotel for the night.

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Here are the latest power outage numbers:

PSEG: 3,585

PECO: 1,021