ComEd sent seventy-five employees, including IBEW 15 members in the Overhead, Fleet and Clerical departments on another Mutual Assistance in the Philadelphia area on Tuesday December 15th. There have been seven Mutual Assistance deployments this year. Workers left that afternoon for the nearly eight-hundred mile trek to answer the call from sister company PECo, whose workers are represented by IBEW 614. The request came ahead of the storm which was predicted to start later the next day with heavy, wet flakes and gusty winds.
The Nat’l Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning for the entire region west of the Delaware River. Meteorologists said snow could vary from three inches deep in the lowlands of Philadelphia, to twelve inches in the higher areas of the city.