For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (March 21, 2018) – With high winds, ice, and heavy, wet snow falling throughout the day, Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Response Organization is fully activated and ready to respond. Although damage and outages have been limited so far today, crews and personnel are prepared to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to customers should additional outages occur.
Forecast conditions include the potential for several more inches of wet, heavy snow across portions of the service area through this evening. Due to the severity of the storm, significant outages could still occur. Wet, heavy snow can bring down trees and branches causing damage to electric equipment. Additionally, trees and tree limbs already weakened by previous storms may break and fall onto power lines and equipment, causing power outages.
In addition to 180 internal linemen, Atlantic City Electric has 131 overhead line contractors and 233 tree crew personnel available. Atlantic City Electric's Call Centers are also staffed and prepared to support our customers. The company is in close contact with state and local emergency management agencies to ensure a coordinated community response.
Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to stay safe during extreme winter weather and prepare for possible storm damage. In addition, customers should be attentive to city alerts and emergency route signs and try to move their cars off the streets so snow plows and utility crews can get through.
Customers can visit Atlantic City Electric's website at www.atlanticcityelectric.com, use the mobile app or contact the company at 1-800-833-7476 to report any outages.
Just as Atlantic City Electric has made preparations ahead of the storm, customers also should be prepared for the impact of severe weather:
Over the last five years, Atlantic City Electric has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to modernize the local energy grid, enhance reliability for customers and prevent those outages that can be prevented. This work has resulted in the most reliable electric service in the company's history.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to approximately 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.