Plus   Neg

FirstEnergy Provides November Winter Storm Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers who have lost power as a result of the winter storm that moved through the company's service territory on Thursday, November 15. Service has been restored to more than 203,000 of the 248,000 customers across FirstEnergy's six-state service territory who lost power as a result of the storm.

The company said its utilities most affected by accumulating ice, wet snow and brisk winds include Ohio Edison in eastern Ohio and West Penn Power and Penn Power in western Pennsylvania.

The company noted that downed trees, broken branches and road closures continue to hamper crews' efforts to access areas with damage to make repairs to broken poles and downed wires. An additional 500 linemen are being deployed today to assist the restoration effort, with most headed to the hardest hit areas in Pennsylvania.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
American Airlines Group has extended its offer to waive change fees for customers who purchase travel tickets through April 30, in response to lower travel demand due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. The offer is available for any of American Airlines' published non-refundable fares. The airline had earlier waived change fees for customers who purchased tickets through April 15. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC is advancing with its proposed rule to ban padded, pillow-like crib bumpers amid increasing incidents of infant injury and deaths. In a statement, the agency said it voted unanimously last week to move forward with rulemaking on a federal safety standard for crib bumpers. Taco Bell is giving away free tacos across the United States on Tuesday, March 31 as a gesture to thank people for showing up for their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Taco Bell is owned by Yum! Brands Inc. The Mexican-inspired restaurant chain usually offers free taco giveaways during major sporting events such as the NBA Finals or World Series.
Follow RTT