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
Md. - In order to
improve electric service reliability in Centreville, Md., Delmarva Power will
replace several poles and upgrade associated infrastructure on power lines on
Brown Street and Kidwell and Little Kidwell avenues.
Extensive tree trimming
and removal will be necessary to accommodate this upgrade. Trees and other
vegetation beneath power lines must be properly maintained to avoid service
interruptions that can occur when trees grow into, fall through or topple power
lines. In some instances, lower profile trees that will not encroach on power
lines will be planted.
"We have received
permission from affected property owners to perform the necessary work," said
John Allen, Delmarva Power region vice president. "This section of
infrastructure was built in the early 1970s and is due to be upgraded, so it is
important that we undertake this project to maintain and improve the
reliability of our electric distribution system."
Work is scheduled to begin
in mid-August with completion targeted for the end of September. We will keep
customers informed of any street lane closures or short-duration power outages
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