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For Immediate Release


Crews Working Overnight as Storms Leave Widespread Power Outages

SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power crews are out assessing damage and making repairs after severe storms moved through the region and left more than 63,000 customers in Delaware and Maryland without power Tuesday evening. Crews will work through the night as they begin restoring service to customers who lost power as severe thunderstorms brought high winds, lightning and intense rain.

In addition to internal crews, Delmarva Power has contractors available to help restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

Safety is our No. 1 priority. We urge our customers to stay clear of working crews and any wires hanging loose from poles or lying on the ground. Customers should always assume that downed wires are energized and avoid them. If you see a downed wire, call 1-800-898-8045.

Customers can report and track outages online at or through our mobile app, available for download at They can also report outages by calling 800-898-8045. Natural gas emergencies should be reported to 302-454-0317.

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