For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic
City Electric is closely monitoring the weather
forecast that calls for snow, rain and strong winds which could potentially
affect the company's service territory Friday evening and through the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the
High winds and 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,
causing power outages. Outages can also occur due to drivers skidding into
utility poles along icy and snow-covered roads.
In addition to internal crews
available 24 hours a day throughout the weekend, Atlantic City Electric has
overhead line contractors and tree crews available to assist in any restoration
occur, Atlantic City
Electric will work around the clock to restore service, however, customers should be prepared for the
possibility of service interruptions which could last several days depending on the damage to
the electric system. For
the safety of the overhead line personnel, if sustained winds reach 35 mph,
work that requires raising a bucket/arm boom will be interrupted until it is safe for
the crews to continue.
Electric coordinates with state, county and local emergency management
officials during severe storm events. Our call Centers are staffed and prepared for this event.
Safety is our No. 1 priority. We urge
our customers to stay clear of working crews and any wires hanging loose from
poles or lying on the ground. Customers should always assume that downed wires
are energized and avoid them. Customers are asked to immediately report a
downed wire by calling 1-800-833-7476.
Preparedness tips for Atlantic City Electric
General Safety Tips:
We also ask customers
to let us know if they lose their power. They can report outages by calling 1-800-833-7476, visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com or through our
mobile app, available for download at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp. It's important that customers report their outages and request a call back
to verify their power has been restored.