Atlantic City Electric is monitoring a coastal storm that is expected to bring severe weather to our area this weekend. Strong winds and heavy rainfall may bring down trees and damage equipment, resulting in power outages for our customers. We are prepared for this event and have enhanced our staffing resources to best respond. Safety is our top priority. We urge customers to stay away from downed wires and other equipment. To report a downed wire, call 800-833-7476. Report and track outages through our mobile app or website at atlanticcityelectric.com/StormPrep.
For Immediate Release
Atlantic City Electric is
closely monitoring the forecast that calls for a wintry weather mix late
tonight and into Thursday.
Atlantic City Electric has crews
prepared to restore any potential power outages. In addition to internal crews,
Atlantic City Electric has overhead line contractors available if needed.
Atlantic City Electric will work
around the clock to restore any outages that may occur, but customers should be
prepared for the possibility of power outages.
Heavy, wet snow can weigh down tree
limbs and bring them into contact with power lines causing power outages. Wet
snow can also adversely affect saturated soil and allow trees already weakened
by previous storms to fall onto power lines and equipment to cause power
outages. Outages can also occur due to drivers skidding into utility poles
along icy and snow-covered roads.
City Electric is in contact with local emergency management officials.
Customers are asked to please call in any outages and
stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and downed wires, call
1-800-833-7476. Follow the prompts and ask for a call back to confirm that
power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through www.atlanticcityelectric.com
or through our mobile app, available for download at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
Preparedness tips for Atlantic City Electric customers:
General Safety Tips:
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our mobile app at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.