LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric established Estimated Times of
Restoration (ETRs) this morning for all customers affected by winter storm
Jonas. Approximately, 18,000 Atlantic City Electric customers remain without power.
Sustained winds and coastal flooding have hampered restoration efforts on the
barrier islands but conditions are expected to improve throughout the day.There is
major coastal flooding in Avalon, Margate, Tuckerton Beach, Beach Haven West,
Sea Isle City, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Stone Harbor. Coastal flooding is
preventing our crews from accessing these areas for restoration. Our crews will
access these areas and begin restoration as the conditions permit.For
customers on the eastern coast of Atlantic Region (Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May
County), ETRs indicating when the last customer is expected to have power
restored, were provided this morning by phone, online and through our mobile
app. While the global time indicates when the last customer will have power,
many customers will have power back prior to that time. Crews will continue to
work around the clock until everyone’s power is restored.All
Atlantic City Electric employees have a second role during emergencies and will
participate in the restoration effort. Mutual assistance personnel from other
utilities have also been enlisted to assist in the restoration process.Atlantic
City Electric will prioritize its restoration effort by first addressing damage
to its critical electric infrastructure
including transmission lines and substation equipment, as well as hospitals,
fire and police stations, water filtration plants. Next, crews repair main
distribution lines that serve the largest number of customers, followed by single
customers in rural areas.The safety
of our customers and crews is paramount. Customers are urged to avoid working
crews and to stay away from all downed wires, even if they don’t appear to be
outages and downed wires should be reported to 1‐800‐833‐7476, through www.atlanticcityelectric.com
or through the mobile app, available for downloading at
atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp. Customers should request a call back to
verify their power has been restored.
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