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
Cable Work over Routes 1 and 13 to Cause Intermittent Delays
SMYRNA, Del. - Delmarva Power will be installing a fiber optic cable over Routes 1 and 13, just north of the Smyrna Rest Area and Information Center between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. The new cable will enhance electric service reliability since it will improve communications with the utility's operations center.
This work will affect traffic as motorists will experience intermittent rolling road blocks on Routes 1 and 13 along with intermittent lane closures on Route 13. During the same time frame, the Ramp 119A/Route 1 southbound exit to Route 13 southbound will be closed. Traffic will be directed to the Ramp 119B/Smyrna Rest Area & Information Center to Route 13 southbound.
Motorists are advised to be aware of these temporary traffic changes while driving on Routes 1 and 13 during the aforementioned time period on Sunday, Nov. 3.
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