Emergency Weather Information

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

If you have a power outage, please call your local utility company’s emergency number and report the situation.  Some of the utilities local to the Berks County area are listed below.

The Red Cross may be able to provide assistance if you are having difficulty and need to find an emergency shelter.  Click here to go to the Red Cross’ website to locate a local emergency shelter.

Please be safe!

Emergency Information for Berks County

Go HERE for a list of resources for Berks Residents.

Emergency Phone Numbers (from the Reading Eagle):

PPL Electric: 800-342-5775

Met-Ed: 888-544-4877

PECO: 800-841-4141

UGI Utilities: If you smell natural gas, call 800-276-2722

BARTA: For information about service, visit the website bartabus.com or call 610-921-0601.

511PA: PennDOT’s traffic information service offers the latest traffic conditions on interstate highways and state roads. Dial 511, use the 511PA website or download the app.

Turnpike: The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s traffic information service offers the latest conditions on the toll road. Visit the website paturnpike.com, use the TRIP Talk mobile app or call 866-976-8747.

Amtrak: Look for service alerts on amtrak.com or call 800-872-7245.

Philadelphia Airport: Flight information can be found online (phl.org) or by calling 800-745-4283.