A portion of the ceiling at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center collapsed as a result of Sandy’s rain.
A portion of the ceiling at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center collapsed as a result of Sandy's rain. (Submitted photo)

Hopefully Melissa Etheridge doesn't blow the roof off the Strand-Capitol on Saturday. If she does, then she'll be the second woman this week to blast the building.

Roofers on Thursday were repairing damage to the theater after Hurricane Sandy blew through, but organizers said all shows will go on as scheduled.

The second-floor balcony-lobby entrance had roof and interior ceiling damage after the storm, but at the Strand and elsewhere across York County, crews are working to return to normalcy.

Only 100 Met-Ed customers remained without power Thursday morning, down from nearly 20,000 at the height of the storm. Spokesman Scott Surgeoner said electricity to those 100 was expected to be restored by the end of the day.

Cleanup elsewhere is swiftly under way. Crews from the state's Department of Transportation have thinned the number of closed roads in York from about 35 Wednesday to about a dozen Thursday, said spokesman Mike Crochunis.

Heavily traveled Route 74 reopened Wednesday over the Little Conewago Creek after inspectors ensured the flooded bridge was safe. Route 116 in Jackson Township opened late Wednesday after crews repaired downed utility poles.

Most issues remaining were located to the south and west of York City.

Crochunis said he couldn't provide a timeline for when the remaining roads will reopen, as inspectors must ensure bridges are safe for travel before they're cleared for motorists.

- Reach Christina Kauffman at ckauffman@yorkdispatch.com.