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For Immediate Release


Jacob Sneeden

Delmarva Power Crews Restoring Service as Damaging Winds Continue Across the Region

​​​NEWARK, Del. (March 2, 2018) – Heavy rain and severe winds, gusting to as high as 70 mph, caused widespread damage and interrupted electric service to about 45,000 Delmarva Power customers across the region. As the high winds continue through the day and evening, additional damage and outages may occur. 

Delmarva Power has activated its Emergency Response Organization and all available personnel are responding to restore service as safely and quickly as possible. The company also has enhanced staffing in place in the company’s call centers, dispatch centers and in the field to respond to customer needs.  

As of 4 p.m., Friday, about 45,00 customers remain without service with approximately 18,000 customers already having service restored. Due to the damage to electric equipment across Delmarva Power’s system caused by falling trees and tree limbs, estimated times of restoration are currently suspended and will be updated when possible as crews assess damage. With storms continuing to move through the region and damage still occurring, it is too early to determine when service will be restored to all customers. Delmarva Power crews will continue to work around-the-clock to assess the damage and make repairs in a safe and efficient manner.  

Safety is our top priority, for our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. We urge our customers to stay away from downed wires and assume any downed wire is energized. To report an outage or downed wire, call 1-800-898-8042 or report and track through our mobile app or our website at​.

Customers should be prepared for outages caused by high winds.
  • Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
  • Have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable foods available.
  • Charge cell phones and other mobile devices.
  • More tips are available at

​About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 131,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.
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