Month: July 2019

trash

Rescheduled Trash Collection for Some Residents

Due to equipment problems, trash collection on the following blocks did not take place on Tuesday, July 30:

• 1000 block of Guenther Avenue
• 1000 block of Whitby Avenue
• 700 block of Fern Street

Collection on these three blocks has been rescheduled for the following day, Wednesday, July 31.

Yeadon Police

Yeadon Police Host Second Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its Second Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run eight weeks, beginning October 2, 2019 ending with a graduation during the borough council meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Youth Police Academy Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 12 high school (grades 9-12) students residing in the William Penn School District. The application can be found here.

Peco

Update on PECO July 23 Storm Restoration 1000 Hours

Thunderstorm Talking Points

July 23, 2019
1000 hours

KEY MESSAGES / TALKING POINTS:

Situation Overview

A thunderstorm producing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds, moved through the region yesterday evening causing damage to trees and outages throughout our service territory. The most severe weather affected Bucks and Delaware counties. PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, with crews currently investigating the extent of damage and will be working throughout Tuesday. Estimated restoration times will be available as crews continue to assess damage and make repairs.

As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, approximately 23,000 customers are without service.
• Bucks County = 14,000
• Chester County = Scattered
• Delaware County = 7,000
• Montgomery County = 1,000
• Philadelphia County = Scattered
• York County = Scattered

Key Messages
What happened?

A thunderstorm that produced heavy rain, lightning and strong winds, moved through southeastern Pennsylvania, leaving downed trees and tree limbs, flooding conditions, and causing damage to utility poles and electric equipment.

Approximately 90,000 customers were impacted by the storm, with more than 74,000 customers without service at the height. As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, around 23,000 PECO customers are currently without electric service.

What are we doing?

When storms and extreme weather hit, PECO is prepared and dedicated to safely restoring service to our customers as quickly as possible. PECO personnel work around the clock until every last customer is restored.

PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, and all available personnel are responding to support our customers. PECO has secured local contractor crews to provide assistance in making repairs.

Estimated restoration times will be available as crews continue to assess damage and make repairs.

We know our customers are inconvenienced anytime they are without service and we appreciate their patience and understanding as we make repairs.

What do we want customers to know/do?

PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment.

Customers should always assume that PECO equipment is energized. Report downed power lines by contacting us at 1-800-841-4141.

Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

Customers also can easily report issues with their electric service at peco.com/outages using their phone, tablet or computer or through PECO’s free mobile app.

Download PECO’s free mobile app to report outages and receive notifications on restoration status. The PECO mobile app is available through the App Store or Google Play.

Visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive information – via text, email or phone – including when power is out in your area, when your service is expected to be restored, or when your power is restored.

PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages. By texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), customers can enroll in the program, report outages and check the status of their outage through text messaging. To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account.

Customers can find additional information at peco.com/storm. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pecoconnect and on Twitter at twitter.com/pecoconnect.

Richard E. Ashby Day

Library Director Richard Ashby to be Honored Friday, July 19

Yeadon Public Library Director Richard E. Ashby, Jr. is on the move, and this Friday is his last day at Yeadon Public Library!

So at Yeadon Public Library, Friday, July 19 will be Richard E. Ashby, Jr. Day.

The Board of Trustees of Yeadon Public Library invite and encourage leaders and members of the Yeadon community to stop by the library Friday, July 19 anytime between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to wish him well!

Yeadon Public Library
809 Longacre Blvd.
Yeadon, PA 19050

Aggressive Driving Initiative

Yeadon Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

The Yeadon Police Department is among 64 departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties who will join Pennsylvania State Police in conducting aggressive-driving enforcement activities to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways as part of a statewide mobilization that runs through August 25, 2019.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will focus on running red lights, the Steer Clear law, tailgating, and heavy trucks. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding, and failing to stop at stop signs will also be cited.

According to 2017 PennDOT data, there were 1,482 aggressive-driving related crashes and 17 fatalities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 50,707 aggressive-driving related citations statewide, including 30,197 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,657 citations.

Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 68 felony arrests, 142 fugitives apprehended, 200 impaired driving arrests, and 1,259 occupant protection citations.

The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

To learn more about aggressive driving and other PennDOT safety initiatives visit www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.