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. (July 10, 2017) - In celebration of National
Lineworker Appreciation Day, Delmarva Power salutes the men and women who work
tirelessly, day-in and day-out, to provide safe and reliable energy to
customers across the region.
Today celebrates hundreds
of overhead and underground line workers who operate and maintain our electric infrastructure.
We count on our employees to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days
a week, sometimes in challenging conditions including holidays to keep the
lights on for customers.
"Our lineworkers are
critical to delivering on our promise to safely and reliably power the homes,
businesses and economies of the customers and communities we serve," said Tyler
Anthony, Pepco Holdings senior vice president and chief operating officer. "Their
work does not go unnoticed, and we ask everyone to join us as we celebrate
To honor the
nation's lineworkers, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of
Representatives designating July 10, 2017 as National Lineworker Appreciation
Day. Delmarva Power joins utility companies across the nation, including Exelon
sister utilities BGE, ComEd, Atlantic City Electric, PECO and Pepco, in
honoring all utility workers - both on the lines and in the field.
Join utilities nationwide in saying thank you by using the
hashtag #thankalineworker on social media.
learn more by visiting The Source, Delmarva Power's Online News Hub.
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