NEW YORK (AP) - Folks in the East may have thought the Fourth of July weekend was hot, but even hotter weather is due today and tomorrow.
With the mercury expected to hit triple digits in some areas, people are cranking up their air conditioners and fans and power companies are expecting to break peak usage records.
Philadelphia is still dealing with yesterday's power outages. About 8,000 lost power when the increased load blew fuses at transformers. Less than 2,000 are still without power. And New
York's Consolidated Edison says hundreds of customers have no power today.
Davey Adams says he's a forklift driver at a warehouse in Philadelphia that has fans, but no air conditioner. Adams says he'll soak a washcloth in cold water and wear it on his head.
(COPYRIGHT 2010 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.