Friday & Saturday's Storm Damage with Power Outages
 
By Member Jeffrey Wentworth
March 3, 2018
 

On Friday 3-3-18 the winter storm took a lot of folks by surprise. The snow came in sooner than forecast
and started to accumulate quickly. The Snow along with the high winds knocked out power to much of Collegeville
and surrounding Communities. Emergency Service personal were extremely busy with trees and wires down, alarm calls throughout
Collegeville. The hardest hit area in Collegeville was E. 9th Avenue. (see pictures). 6th Avenue was the second hardest hit. (see pictures).
Traffic lights throughout Collegeville were out due to the power outage, thanks to the members of the Collegeville Fire Company (firefighters & fire police) and Collegeville PD, generators were placed at the traffic lights to make them operational during the power outage.
At about 5:30 am power was restored to much of Collegeville. All Traffic lights were returned to their normal operating mode.

 
Mutual Aid: Collegeville Office of Emergency Management, Collegeville Police Department
 
E 9th Ave. Collegeville from Main Street side
E 9th Ave. Collegeville from Main Street side
E 9th Ave., Collegeville from Route 29 side
E 9th Ave., Collegeville from Route 29 side
 
E 9th Ave., from Route 29 side
E 9th Ave., from Route 29 side
E 9th Ave., from Route 29 side
E 9th Ave., from Route 29 side
 
E 9th Ave., from Main St. side
E 9th Ave., from Main St. side
One of the pulled out poles
One of the pulled out poles
 
Another pulled out pole
Another pulled out pole
E 9th Avenue @ Glenfarms Drive
E 9th Avenue @ Glenfarms Drive
 
6th Avenue
6th Avenue
6th Avenue
6th Avenue
 
6th Avenue, Tree, wires, pole and transformer down
6th Avenue, Tree, wires, pole and transformer down
Broken pole with transformer on the ground
Broken pole with transformer on the ground
 
Looking from St Eleanor's Church
Looking from St Eleanor's Church
View or broken pole with transformer, looking from St Eleanor's Church
View or broken pole with transformer, looking from St Eleanor's Church
 
Looking towards Main Street
Looking towards Main Street
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Electrical transformer on the ground, 6th Avenu
Electrical transformer on the ground, 6th Avenu
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Electric Crew working by Hunsberger Woods straightening out a pole.
Electric Crew working by Hunsberger Woods straightening out a pole.
 
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Crews working on E 9th Ave., closer to Glenfarms Drive.
Crews working on E 9th Ave., closer to Glenfarms Drive.
 
Crews on E 9th Avenue
Crews on E 9th Avenue
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Tree on 6th Avenue
Tree on 6th Avenue