• Atlantic City Electric Has Restored Power to More Than 34,000 Customers Affected by the Severe Storm in Cape May County

    Jun 22, 2016

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. (June 22, 2016) – Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is continuing to work  safely and quickly to restore service to the remaining customers in Cape May County that lost power due to the severe thunderstorm that affected the company’s service territory yesterday. Power has been restored to more than 34,000 customers since the onset of the storm. The estimated time of restoration for the vast majority of customers still without power is midnight tonight. Any remaining customers are expected to be restored by Thursday afternoon.

    In addition to internal crews who worked throughout the night to restore customers, ACE received overhead line contractors and crews from its sister utilities, Delmarva Power, Pepco and PECO to assist in the restoration effort.  

    Atlantic City Electric’s system in Cape May County was heavily damaged by high winds that brought down wires, utility poles and damaged transformers. Approximately 39,000 customers lost service at the height of the storm in the hardest hit areas of Lower and Middle townships, including the Wildwoods.

    Atlantic City Electric encourages customers to have an emergency kit, including a flashlight, battery-powered clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual can opener, bottled water and a list of important phone numbers. 

    Customers are asked to report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or downed wires, please call 1-800-833-7476.

    Customers are encouraged to view the status of their outage and estimated time of restoration by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com or through our mobile app, available for download at atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.

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