If you hear emergency sirens near Limerick Power Plant on Tuesday, it's just a test

Andrew Kramer
December 04, 2018 - 4:00 am
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) —  If you hear emergency sirens for a few minutes Tuesday afternoon, there is no need to panic. 

Twice a year, Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Montgomery County tests its emergency sirens. 

Dave Marcheskie with Exelon Generation says one of those tests happens on Tuesday. 

"It's a 10-mile radius around the plant. It covers parts of Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties," Marcheskie said. 

The test is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. 

"The siren will last for about three minutes, just to test all 165 sirens," he explained. 

If you hear it, Marcheskie says you don't have to do anything.

The sirens alert residents to tune into an emergency broadcasting station if an actual emergency is happening to get more information.