Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 14,000 customers. We have assessed heavy tree damage and flooding. Crews are back working around the clock to restore service for our customers. View the damage we're assessing here: https://youtu.be/4MBuu50y92I
For Immediate Release
Be Mindful of Utility Crews; Minimize Chance of Pole Accident
NEWARK, Del. - Delmarva Power crews continue to work to restore power to customers who have lost service during this weekend's winter storm. While we work to restore power, we urge motorists who must drive to be extra cautious to ensure safety for themselves and those utility crews who are working near area roadways. Safe driving also minimizes the chances of motorists hitting utility poles, which can happen along icy roads after winter storms. To report power outages in New Castle, Cecil and Harford counties, call 1-800-898-8042. In Kent and Sussex counties, call 800-898-8045.
Delmarva Power also reminds customers to follow some important safety tips, such as:
Additional safety information may be found at www.delmarva.com.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.