For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. -
Atlantic City Electric has launched its response plan in the wake of the severe
storm event yesterday to restore power as quickly as possible to its customers.
worked through the night to restore service to customers who lost power as
severe thunderstorms brought high winds, lightning and intense rain. While
restoration work continues, crews are assessing the extent of the damage to the
system. Although Atlantic City Electric has not yet determined when it is
expecting to have power restored to the vast majority of customers, it is
expected to be a multi-day restoration process.
assistance crews are coming from as far away as Ohio and New England to assist
Atlantic City Electric with repairs. 100 personnel from Jersey Central Power
and Light are currently assisting in the restoration. Helicopters are being
deployed to help with the assessment and restoration process. Assessment
conducted thus far has revealed significant damage to several high-voltage
transmission lines, five sub-stations and hundreds of poles and other system
equipment. Damage to the electrical
infrastructure includes 20 transmission lines and 372 wires downed.
peak number of customers affected by storm outages was approximately 280,000. Atlantic City Electric has restored power to over
100,000 of those affected customers in the past 13 hours since the height of
the storm. Efforts continue to restore power to the remaining affected customers.
Ahead for Customers
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