For Immediate Release
Utility has eye on week's second winter blast arriving Tuesday
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric has restored power to more than 100,000 customers and continues to make progress as it repairs its electrical system damaged by this past weekend's severe winter storm.
"This is a hard-fought effort and we're so thankful for our customers' patience and the assistance we're receiving from other utilities," said Vincent Maione, President, Atlantic City Electric Region. "It's not over yet, though. We still have work to do, and there is another storm headed our way."
The National Weather Service predicts another snowstorm will hit the region Tuesday and continue into Wednesday bringing heavy, wet snow and high winds to the area.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, Atlantic City Electric had restored power to more than 100,000 customers while continuing to work to restore power to approximately 38,000 customers, most of them are in Cape May County.
"We are working as safely and as quickly as possible to get folks back in service, particularly when we know that more snow and wind are on the way," Maione said. "As we've said all along, it would take several days to restore power to customers after this weekend's storm, which is why we encourage customers to plan accordingly, but keep safety as their number one priority."
Atlantic City Electric urges customers to call the outage line at 1-800-833-7476 for any updates regarding their specific outage.
As part of the restoration effort, Atlantic City Electric is receiving assistance from neighboring utilities, including Jersey Central Power and Light, Orange and Rockland, Public Service Electric and Gas and Con Edison.
As utility crews work hard to restore power, Atlantic City Electric strongly urges anyone who may see a downed or damaged power line to report it immediately by calling the company's outage line. Additionally, for customers without power, Atlantic City Electric urges them to unplug or turn off any major appliances since they have the potential to overload system circuits and cause an unnecessary outage when power is restored.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.