For Immediate Release
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
"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.