For Immediate Release
Delmarva Power is monitoring the approach of a cold front,
which is expected to move through the region this afternoon and into the
evening, sparking severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing 60 mph
wind gusts, hailstones, lightning strikes and a small chance of an isolated
These storms could damage the
electric system and cause power outages. In response, Delmarva Power has
scheduled additional field and call center personnel to be ready for the
restoration of service.
The company has about 200 internal
linemen and 90 contractors including tree-trimming personnel assigned to the
system. Should Delmarva Power need assistance, the company could potentially
draw upon resources from its family of companies including those from Baltimore
Gas & Electric, PECO in Philadelphia and ComEd in Chicago.
Customers are asked to please
report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires.? To report outages
and/or downed wires, please call 1-800-375-7117, follow the prompts and please
ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may
be reported through www.delmarva.com or the company's mobile app which is
available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.
For natural gas emergencies in New Castle County, Del., call 1-302-454-0317.
Delmarva Power also provides a "Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet" that
can be downloaded from its website (www.delmarva.com).
Find additional information
by visiting www.delmarva.com. Follow us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.