PSP Lifts “Shelter in Place” Order
State Police Tip Line: 1 (866) 326-7256

Stores Struggle To Keep Generators on Shelves After Storm

LUZERNE COUNTY – While road closures and tangled power lines were easy to find in the Back Mountain and Sweet Valley areas, many people had trouble finding stores that had generators in supply.

“They’re all sold out of generators right now, but I kept going through and calling every Lowes I could find. Selinsgrove, Lehighton, Hazleton, all over,” said Denny Briggs. “I finally found one in Mount Pocono.”

Newswatch 16 stopped by Lowe’s Home Improvement in Edwardsville as a small shipment of generators came in Wednesday afternoon.

Ken Golightly was one of the lucky customers who was able to buy a generator without having to leave Luzerne County.

“My daughter had a tree fall down on her house. It put a hole in her roof, landed on her car and took out her gas lines and her power,” said Ken Golightly.

Workers are urging people to call stores and ask if generators are still in stock before they make the drive in.

1 Comment

Talkback 16 Online Discussion:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 30,615 other followers