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
Newark, Del. -
Delmarva Power is closely monitoring the weather forecast that calls for snow,
rain and strong winds which could potentially affect the company's service
territory Friday evening through the weekend. The National Weather Service has
issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region.
High winds and heavy,
wet snow can weigh down tree limbs and bring them into contact with power lines
causing power outages. Wet snow 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. In addition to internal crews available 24 hours a day
throughout the weekend, Delmarva Power has overhead line contractors and tree
crews available to assist in any restoration effort.
occur, Delmarva Power will work around the clock to restore service, however,
customers should be prepared for the possibility of service interruptions which
could last several days. Delmarva Power coordinates with state, county and
local emergency management officials during severe storm events.
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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