It's been almost a week since the first of two nor'easters slammed the Poconos, wiping out the power to thousands of Pike County residents.
Met-Ed crews are working around the clock in parts of Pike County to restore the power, but still thousands of customers remain in the dark.
Met-Ed officials say more than 12-thousand households in Dingman, Delaware and Lehman Township still have have no power. PPL also has close to 1,500 customers in their coverage area without any electricity.
Both PPL and Met-Ed had crews out today. They were fixing the power lines and replacing utility poles. Utility crews are working 24-hour shifts until the power is restored, but they're running into many obstacles on the road.
PPL hopes to have 98 percent of their customers restored by midnight tonight. Met-Ed says they are confident the lights will be back on by Friday at midnight.
Anyone who still needs a place to stay, shelters are open at Bushkill Fire Department, Dingman Township Fire Department, and just today, the Matamoras Fire Department opened a warming shelter for any displaced residents.
There are beds, food, showers, and bathrooms available for anyone who needs a place to warm up.