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Delmarva Power Nearing Full Restoration

NEWARK, Del. - Delmarva Power has restored electric service to the vast majority of customers affected by this weekend's winter storm, which pounded the region with significant snowfall, driving winds and blizzard like conditions. The company expects full restoration later today.

By early today, crews had restored service to about 48,700 customers who had lost power during the storm. The hardest hit areas were in Sussex County, Delaware, and Worcester County, Maryland. Tree and line crews worked as safely and quickly as possible in challenging conditions.

"We want to thank all of the individuals, including our emergency service partners, who braved the weather and took time away from their families to fulfill this critical public service," said Gary Stockbridge, president, Delmarva Power Region.

John Allen, vice president, Delmarva Power Region, said he appreciated customers' patience. "High winds, poor visibility and flooding in coastal areas made the job difficult but our crews were focused and committed."

Customers returning home, who may have evacuated, are reminded that if they're still out of service, they should report it to Delmarva Power by calling 1-800-898-8042, or visiting www.delmarva.com or through our mobile app, available for download at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

To report a Delmarva natural gas emergency in New Castle County, Del., call: 1-302-454-0317.

It is important that customers report their outages and request a call back to verify their power has been restored. Customers are also encouraged to visit delmarva.com or download the mobile app from the site for real-time outage information.

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