Predicted Weather System Can Cause Power Outages, Downed Power Lines
MAYS LANDING, N.J . – A high-wind warning has been issued for the Atlantic City Electric service territory, from 2 p.m. to midnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service. With wind gusts potentially reaching 60 mph, Atlantic City Electric officials said there could be widespread power outages resulting from downed power lines and tree limbs. Company officials are preparing for, and urging customers to prepare for, power outages in the event the inclement weather does impact the electric system.
Customers are asked to call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476 to report an outage or a downed or damaged power line.
Atlantic City Electric’s automated outage reporting system is the most effective way to report an outage because it immediately feeds information into computers that rapidly identify problem areas and dispatch repair crews, so that power can be restored as quickly as possible.
Generally, the power restoration sequence is as follows:
Atlantic City Electric strongly urges customers to stay safe and be prepared. Here are some additional tips:
Additional information may be found at www.atlanticcityelectric.com.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.