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birdthemurse t1_jdrbw1v wrote

Definitely unsung heroes. Constant assess to electricity is way up there on the take for granted list. Maybe only behind clean water.


zombiebatman t1_jdr9rls wrote

Hey, I had fun watching a movie on my laptop then reading my kindle by legit candle light. (but, yeah, thrilled my power is back on and that those people worked through the night)


Nyus t1_jdrdwrn wrote

14 hours?! Confused laugh in Penn Power speak. See you in a week, maybe?


AWrenchAndTwoNuts t1_jdrltvq wrote

Yep, Duquesne Light over here............. I know it's been busy guys but it's been 24 hrs now. House is getting pretty cold, fridge is getting warm.


The_Year_of_Glad t1_jds0600 wrote

Don’t forget you can always buy some dry ice and pop it in the fridge to buy yourself another day, if you need.


weavs13 t1_jdrujuq wrote

Same and honestly pretty pissed about it. Expecting not to have power until Monday while my house is freezing. It's ridiculous.


AWrenchAndTwoNuts t1_jdrvns3 wrote

Ya the Monday evening estimate was pretty awesome. That would be more than 48 hours for us.

We also have electric hot water and the house is on well water. The natives are already getting restless, I can't imagine what another day of no heat or water will be like. Especially getting ready for school and work.


weavs13 t1_jdrwzbi wrote

I'm already planning to call in sick tomorrow for that reason. Glad I have that option.


AWrenchAndTwoNuts t1_jdrzezc wrote

Sigh......... I will have to ferry everyone to the grandparents later today for baths and showers. My wife and I both have staggered 10 hour days tomorrow and neither one of us work at a place where we can just call off either......... Well I mean we could but she does taxes and it's the busy season for our customers so while I could call off the only person we would be screwing over would be ourselves.


weavs13 t1_jdsecds wrote

Yeah. That's exactly why I strayed far away from tax preparation! We just got power about 5 minutes ago hope you're soon to follow!


AWrenchAndTwoNuts t1_jdspc1u wrote

Good call, she is always so stressed out this time of year. It really is a years worth of work in a few months


HomicidalHushPuppy OP t1_jdrjm8i wrote

Lol I'm on West Penn, they're a little better about it, plus it was a 500+ customer outage with 3 more nearby, so it probably made sense from a resource-useage/efficiency standpoint to send one team out and knock 4 easy outages (they were all simple trees-on-wires issues) off the list.


octropos t1_jdrlx9m wrote

Also, 10/10 for ya'll at those stoplights. People were very respectful and treated them like stop signs. I was very impressed. It's not our first rodeo apparently.


pghgreatest t1_jdr6wcj wrote

They are the best and get no love at all


FrogMasterX t1_jdrmdob wrote

IMO Pittsburgh power companies are pretty great at keeping services operating and restoring them when outages occur.


2ndSonofa2ndSon t1_jdrmm62 wrote

Also the workers fixing the Xfinity internet, TV and phone in the Greensburg area. I hate the prices I pay but it’s all back up and running in 12 hours.


Naa2016 t1_jdrm6mg wrote

Woof! The power was out at my job for like 2 hours... glad we didn't have to go a whole 14!


weavs13 t1_jdrums0 wrote

24 hours here and still no power best estimate they can give me is Monday at 8PM.


AWrenchAndTwoNuts t1_jdtq5pf wrote

Ya we blew past 24 hours earlier today. They are apparently sticking to the Monday at 8pm thing pretty hard, we are still without power.

It's not like the pipes will freeze or anything but the house is at 51 degrees and we are heading into night number 2 without heat. Everyone is bundled up, I think every blanket in the house has been deployed at this point. Even that really ugly one that someone's great aunt gave us as a wedding gift 10 years ago.

Sorry Aunt Edith, even if we never loved the gift we certainly appreciate it now.


tylamb19 t1_jdu3s2l wrote

Man I must have it lucky. My power didn’t even so much as flicker throughout the entire storm. I’m relatively far south of the city proper though.


Aggravating_Foot_528 t1_jdspd0a wrote

There are still 120 outages in dqe territory. This wind storm was a monster.


Curious-Principle689 t1_jdt7q4r wrote

26hours here... Duquesne Light said Monday by 8pm... I keep reporting the outage every 4hours... and the whole neighborhood is still out.. and we're not even on the outage map!!!!


stinky143 t1_jdsnox5 wrote

I’m in Gibsonia and my powers been off 23 hours with it not coming on until possibly 8 pm tomorrow. Thanks really sucks.


leadfoot9 t1_jdvdbh2 wrote

Remember the brief moment a couple of years ago when we acknowledged that the people who make civilization run are more important than dudes in suits pushing piles of money around?


haskell_rules t1_jdvi2ru wrote

Grocery store employees still doing shift work, 4 hours short of full time a week, near minimum wage, no benefits


Sweet_District4439 t1_jdskbmr wrote

Four days for penn power in Wexford. 14 hours sounds heavenly


BakaSan77 t1_jdth4pr wrote

Ours came on at 4am in cranberry. Thank you


lkoz590 t1_jdswf70 wrote

Legit. Idk what I'd do if Kenny suffers a career ending injury


gucci_gucci_gu t1_jdrzy8x wrote

Can you cut off power to the fascists while you’re up there?