Updated at 10:45 p.m.:
A total of 3,672 Met-Ed and PPL customers remain without power in York County as of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The majority of those Met-Ed customers are in Chanceford Township where 875 outages are being reported. A further 427 are in Newberry Township, 410 in Hopewell Township, 243 in Fawn Township and 84 customers in York City remain in the dark.
Updated at 8:45 p.m.:
Less than 4,000 Met-Ed and PPL customers remain without power in York County as of 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.
PPL is reporting 17 customers remain in the dark while 3,760 customers are without power.
The majority of those Met-Ed customers are in Chanceford Township where 874 outages are being reported. A further 427
Update:A little more than 6,000 York County residents were without power at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Crews from Met-Ed and PPL were able to cut in half the 12,000 outages reported Tuesday morning.
Those crews will continue to work through the night, according to spokesmen for the companies.
But no timetable was available for when customers could expect their power to return.
"We won't know that for another day or two," said Scott Surgeoner, Met-Ed spokesman.
Update:About 10,000 York County residents were still without power at noon Tuesday.
Crews from Met-Ed and PPL were able to restore power to more than 2,000 customers since 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Newberry Township remained most affected, with more than 1,000 outages reported.
Earlier report:Utility crews hit the ground during the first morning light to restore electric service for thousands of York County customers who woke up without power.
More than 16,000 local residents reported power outages around 11:30 p.m. Monday, at the peak of the storm in York County. That number had dwindled to about 12,000 by 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Some of those customers might be waiting for a week or more before crews can restore their power, said Scott Surgeoner, spokesman for Met-Ed.
"Until assessments are complete, it could be a several-day event," he said. "Crews are working to restore power to the largest number of customers in the shortest amount of time."
Met-Ed and PPL - two electric utilities serving York County - began assessing damage Tuesday morning, company spokesmen said.
Wind a factor: "As long as the wind stays below 30 to 40 mph, our crews will work," Surgeoner said.
If winds are at or above 40 mph, it's unsafe for crews to take bucket trucks in the air. If speeds are above 30 mph, it's unsafe for crews to use bucket trucks to lift transformers, he said.
Because most winds died down Tuesday morning, crews were out to begin restoration efforts for the 11,626 Met-Ed customers who were without power as of 9 a.m.
The outages: At that time, Newberry Township had the most Met-Ed customers without power, 972; 149 outages were reported by PPL customers in Fairview Township.
Power was also lost in Chanceford Township, where 971 residents reported outages. About 740 Fawn Township residents reported outages, and 581 outages were reported in Hopewell Township.
Customers in many other local municipalities reported outages, each affecting a range of 40 to 500 people, and nearly 60 York City customers were without power Tuesday morning.
PPL crews were also assessing damage Tuesday morning, said spokesman Jim Nulton.
"We're looking to make a pretty good dent in the work today," he said.
PPL serves few customers in York County, and they're mostly concentrated in the northern part of the area, he said.
"That's why our count is so low," Nulton said.
Like Met-Ed crews, it could take PPL crews "multiple days" to restore power, he said.
"The worst part has passed, but the storm's not over," Nulton said Tuesday morning.
In terms of outages, York fared well compared to other parts of the state and northeast.
Met-Ed and PPL reported their highest concentration of outages were on the eastern side of the state, stretching from Philadelphia into the Poconos.
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