Crews in Wayne County Tackling Power Problems

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DYBERRY TOWNSHIP -- Thousands of homes and businesses are without power in Wayne County alone, but help has finally arrived.

Caravans of utility workers from other states poured into the Wayne County Fairgrounds near Honesdale.

With new utility poles, transformers, and more stockpiled, these crews were some of the 1,700 workers PPL called in to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses.

By early Monday afternoon, utility trucks were on the scene of some major damage to the electric lines in Damascus Township -- the hardest hit area.

The problem wasn't just on Route 371, it was also on River Road where poles were snapped in half, and more than 1,500 customers are still in the dark.

The Yattaw family has been waiting for the power to come back on since Friday. They have years' worth of firewood now but are anxious to have things back to normal.

"Nuts," said Crystal Yattaw. "It's horrible, OK."

Across the Delaware River in New York, people were filling up on gasoline and many are still waiting for those crews to get to the worst-hit spots, many times, on back roads.

"We found out Susquehanna,  Pike, and other areas being tended to. We realize it's a big area," said storm victim Jennifer Canfield.

PPL says the utility has crews from Florida, Texas, and Alabama, with new crews arriving.

Officials are still expecting the power will be back on to most, if not all, homes and businesses by Wednesday night at the latest.

PPL is keeping its eye on the coming storm but is confident crews will be in place to handle any more damage, if it should happen.

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