Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 13,000 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. (March 22, 2018) – As Delmarva Power restores the last customers impacted by Winter Storm Toby, crews and support personnel are heading to support restoration efforts for Atlantic City Electric customers in South Jersey. Delmarva Power crews and personnel worked through the night to restore service for impacted customers in Delaware and Maryland. In total, the storm impacted service to more than 20,000 Delmarva Power customers. The final customers are being restored this evening.
"March has been a busy month for us as our crews and personnel have worked around the clock during several storms to restore service for our customers as safely and quickly as possible," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "Our restoration efforts for Toby won't end today. We have a longstanding tradition of providing mutual assistance and we are proud to be able to help in the restoration efforts in South Jersey."
Winter Storm Toby brought 4 to 8 inches of snowfall, sleet, freezing rain and winds to the Delmarva Power region. The fourth major nor'easter in March downed trees, tree limbs, utility poles and wires and damaged other electric equipment. Delmarva Power's system was most heavily affected by the storm in southern New Castle County and northern Kent County, where crews dealt with numerous downed trees and damaged equipment in a concentrated area.
However, Atlantic City Electric's service area received the brunt of Toby, which caused widespread damage across South Jersey, impacting service for thousands of Atlantic City Electric customers. Just as Delmarva Power has received help from companies across the U.S. following severe storms, it also provides mutual assistance to those in need during emergencies. As part of the Exelon family of companies, Delmarva Power participates in collaborative emergency response training exercises so the company can provide seamless support and resources to its Exelon sister utilities Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, PECO and Pepco during a storm or emergency restoration effort. Today, Delmarva Power is sending more than 40 overhead linemen, as well as other support personnel, to join hundreds of additional resources from its Exelon sister utilities to help restore service to Atlantic City Electric customers.
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About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 520,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 132,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.