Update: The planned power outage on Thursday will not affect The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC), Presque Isle State Park announced Monday.
TREC will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 under normal operational hours while Penelec relocates electrical services in preparation for multi-modal trail improvements on Peninsula Drive.
Erie, Pa. (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Penelec is planning a power outage for trail improvements on Peninsula Drive, and Tom Ridge will be closed during that time.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR) Presque Isle State Park alerts, Penelec is relocating electrical services in preparation for multi-modal trail improvements on Peninsula Drive on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. That time changed from the originally planned Oct. 17 outage and is subject to change again if needed.
During that time, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) will be closed.
Presque Isle State Park announced all other state park operations will continue as normal. Work crews will be on Peninsula Drive so the park is asking visitors to be vigilant when entering the park.
Also noted in the alert section, the Presque Isle State Park Marina EV charging stations closed to the public on Sept. 27, 2023 and will remain closed until the Marina Rehabilitation Project is complete, tentatively June 6, 2024.