For Immediate Release
High Winds Batter Coastal Areas
Mays Landing, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric is restoring service today to customers affected by the wintry mix of high wind and rain.
"Despite difficult conditions, we're responding as quickly and safely as possible to outages that have been scattered across the service territory," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric Region President.
The hardest hit areas are in Cape May and Atlantic counties as a result of strong wind gusts along the coast.
In one instance during the afternoon, service was interrupted to about 19,000 customers in parts of Ventnor, Margate and Longport and the southern end of Atlantic City. In Stone Harbor, powerful gusts knocked down numerous poles, which may require multiple days to repair.
As of 4:30 p.m., crews had restored service to more than 22,000 customers across the service territory, with fewer than 35,000 still out of service.
Storms can bring down tree limbs onto power lines, interrupting electric service. Atlantic City Electric will adjust its workforce to respond to any outages that may occur.
Atlantic City Electric urges customers to stay clear of any downed wires and report them to the company by calling 800-833-7476, or report through the utility's mobile app or Web site, 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 545,000 customers in southern New Jersey.