Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 13,000 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
- Delmarva Power is closely monitoring the forecast that calls for a wintry
weather mix late tonight and into Thursday.
Delmarva Power will work around the
clock to restore any power outages that may occur, but customers should be
prepared for the possibility of service interruptions.
Heavy, wet snow and ice can weigh
down tree limbs and bring them into contact with power lines causing power
outages. Wet snow and ice can also adversely affect saturated soil and allow
trees already weakened by previous storms to fall onto power lines and
equipment, causing power outages. Outages can also occur due to drivers
skidding into utility poles along icy and snow-covered roads.
Delmarva Power is in contact with
local emergency management officials.
Customers are asked to please call in any outages
and stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and downed wires, call
1-800-898-8042 (New Castle, Cecil and Harford counties) or 1-800-898-8045 (Kent
and Sussex counties and Eastern Shore of Maryland). Follow the prompts and ask
for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be
reported through www.delmarva.com or our mobile app, available for download at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp. For natural gas emergencies in New Castle County,
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