For Immediate Release
Utility Asks Customers to Prepare for Possible Outages
NEWARK, Del. - Delmarva Power is closely monitoring the development of a complex storm system that is expected to reach the region late tonight. The National Weather Service is predicting several rounds of mixed precipitation followed by strong surface winds, but no accumulating snow is expected.
Heavy rain and strong winds can weigh down tree limbs, bringing them into contact with power lines and causing power outages. Customers should report their power outage or natural gas emergency to Delmarva Power by calling:
Delaware: New Castle County: 1-800-898-8042; Kent and Sussex counties: 1-800-898-8045
Maryland: Cecil and Harford counties: 1-800-898-8042; Eastern Shore: 1-800-898-8045
Natural gas emergency in New Castle County, Del.: 302-454-0317
Delmarva Power urges its customers to prepare for potential power outages and act to ensure their safety. Here are some tips:
For more information and updates, visit www.delmarva.com and follow Delmarva Power at www.twitter.com/DelmarvaConnect
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 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .