PPL responded to crash near Arcos immediately
STRONG - PPL employees responded immediately to an accident in which a utility pole was sheared off Monday morning in this Mount Carmel Township village. A story in Tuesday's edition construed that it took two hours to respond; rather, it took the crew two hours to get power back to the 1,069 customers.
Even after power was restored, the company was on the site all day repairing damage, said Teri MacBride, regional community relations director for PPL Susquehanna Valley. She said the operator of the vehicle that hit the pole, John S. May, 34, of 225 N. Franklin St., will be billed for the time and cost of repairs. Among the parts replaced were the pole, the cross arm on the pole, guide wire, anchor and transformer, MacBride said.