Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Best Book Sale in the Lehigh Valley opens today.
Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Thursday, November 3, 2011. Though not quite over, we think it’s safe to say that Oksnowberfest is winding down. As of midnight, there remained 835 Bethlehem households without electricity, 31 in Bethlehem Township. Lehigh University welcomed staff back to work and students back to campus and classes were slated to resume today. Life is finally returning to something that approaches normal.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Gaming Control Board: October snowstorm on Saturday may have cut into revenue.
Slots machine revenue at the Sands Bethlehem Casino dropped slightly in October from the numbers registered for that same month a year ago, according to numbers released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Across the state, numbers also declined very slightly, but the gaming control board noted that the overall picture was likely affected by the rare October snowstorm that caused havoc in eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday. Saturdays are typically the heaviest revenue producing days of the week for casinos. Slots revenue at the Sands was nearly $21.5 million for the month, as opposed to less than $21.8 million a year ago, a 1.3 percent decline. Across the state, casino slots revenues were nearly $197.2 million versus less than $…
PPL has completed repairs to 10 transmission lines, the last of which feeds South Bethlehem.
PPL Electric Utilities reported this morning that it has completed repairs to all 10 of the transmission lines that were damaged as a result of Saturday’s rare October snowstorm. The tenth and last of those transmission lines is the one that feeds the Lehigh University campus and parts of South Bethlehem, according to the company’s Twitter feed. As of 9 a.m. this morning, there remains about 1,800 households in the city of Bethlehem that still do not have electricity, while 340 homes in Bethlehem Township are still without power. With electricity restored to Lehigh University, students are being asked to start returning to the campus no earlier than 4 p.m. today, according to this alert on the university website. Classes, which were …
It's Day Five of Oksnowberfest, your free coffee is waiting.
Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Wednesday, November 2, 2011 -- or, Day Five of Oksnowberfest, as one of our Twitter followers is calling it. At City Council last night, Mayor John Callahan said more than 2,500 city households were still without electricity – and his was one of them.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Temporary dumping site will be set up in Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center parking lot.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The city will open a temporary dumping center for yard waste, including tree limbs, branches and leaves, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the parking lot behind Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center, 635 Illick’s Mill Road. Bethlehem Compost Center, 1480 Schoenersville Road, has received an unusually high amount of yard waste due to the past weekend’s winter storm. The temporary dumping center will provide additional space for residents who are clearing their yards of debris. Grass, sod and tree stumps will not be accepted. Bethlehem Compost Center is closed Wednesday and Thursday and will resume normal operating hours at 9 a.m. Friday.
Day 3 after the storm: Thousands lack electricity, Lehigh is still closed, but you can get free coffee.
Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Tuesday, November 1, 2011. One of the hottest trending topics on Twitter last night was #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage. The funniest response: The line of trick-or-treaters at Casey Anthony’s house. The most locally relevant: The power outages in the Lehigh Valley following an October snowstorm. Wrote that one myself. Thank you. Enjoy the veal. I’ll be here all week.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Much of Bethlehem remains without electricity; here are some things you should know to get by.
About 16,000 customers in Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township were still without power as of 1:18 p.m., according to PPL Electric Utilties. Nearly 89,000 PPL customers across the Lehigh Valley remained without electricity. PPL says power restoration for all of its customers could take until Thursday, though many customers will be restored well before then. The power company has urged the elderly and families with infants to consider making alternative living arrangements. If you have elderly neighbors or relatives, it might be a good idea to check on their wellbeing. Affected areas of the city are widespread and scattered. In downtown Bethlehem, for example, the south side of Main Street is without power, while the north side has power. Much …
Impact of Saturday's autumn snowstorm will linger through the day.
Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Monday, October 31, 2011. Looks like “Sandy Claws” made a visit to Jack Skellington and Halloween Town on Saturday night. Mr. Claws might have been a little too giving. Merry Halloween. Welcome to the working week.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Get free water, ice at Giant and Redner's stores
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Customers of Met-Ed who are still experiencing a power outage as a result of Saturday's snowstorm can receive two bags of ice and four gallons of water at no charge at any Giant or Redner's store in the Met-Ed service territory. Met-Ed reminds customers who have not yet reported their outage to use the automated outage reporting line – 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) – to report any outages. Customers responding to downed lines are urged to follow the prompts or to report the downed lines to their local police or fire departments. Met-Ed reported more than 4,000 out of power in Easton and 400 in Nazareth as of 4 p.m. Sunday.
PennDOT reports roads closed due to downed trees and power lines.
PennDOT reports the following state roads in Northampton County CLOSED as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday due to downed trees and utility lines: