For Immediate Release
High Winds Can Cause Power Outages, Downed Power Lines
MAYS LANDING, N.J . - According to the National Weather Service, the Atlantic City Electric service territory will experience extreme windy conditions Saturday which could bring down power lines, tree limbs and result in power outages. Company officials are preparing for, and urging customers to prepare for, power outages in the event the windy weather does impact the electric system.
If Power Goes Out
Customers are asked to call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476 to report an outage or a downed or damaged power line.
Atlantic City Electric's automated outage reporting system is the most effective way to report an outage because it immediately feeds information into computers that rapidly identify problem areas and dispatch repair crews, so that power can be restored as quickly as possible.
Generally, the power restoration sequence is as follows:
Atlantic City Electric strongly urges everyone to follow these important safety tips:
Additional emergency preparedness and safety information may be found at www.atlanticcityelectric.com.
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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.