For Immediate Release
14, 2017) - While that special someone may catch your eye this Valentine's Day,
don't lose sight of foil-coated or metallic balloons that can lead to outages
when they come into contact with power lines. Untethered balloons cause
unnecessary electric service interruptions each year that affect thousands of
Delmarva Power customers. These balloons also have been known to float for days
and can end up having a negative impact on the environment.
foil-coated balloons contact a power line or other electric equipment, their
metallic properties can cause a surge of electricity that can impede equipment.
These types of outages are preventable. Delmarva Power encourages customers to
help reduce foil balloon-related power outages and ensure safety by keeping the
following tips in mind:
Power customers can learn about safety tips by visiting http://www.delmarva.com/Safety-101.aspx
additional information by visiting www.delmarva.com,
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower
and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect.
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