For Immediate Release
Atlantic City Electric is closely
monitoring potential severe storm activity, which could produce strong damaging
wind gusts, large hail and frequent lightning during the Fourth of July holiday
Weather summaries call for a cold
front slowly passing through Wednesday and Thursday with the best chance of
storms possible late Wednesday into Thursday afternoon.
In addition to internal crews, Atlantic
City Electric has overhead line contractors, already working on the system,
available if needed. We will work around the clock as quickly and safely as
possible to restore any outages that may occur.
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.
report outages by calling 1-800-833-7476,
visiting atlanticcityelectric.com or through our mobile app, available for download
It is important that customers report their outages and request a call back to
verify their power has been restored.
Customers need to be
prepared for the possibility of service interruptions and should check their emergency
supply kits. Tips on preparing for a storm can be found on our website, atlanticcityelectric.com. The storm center at atlanticcityelectric.com highlights important
information for customers through all stages of the restoration effort and
allows them to easily report and track outages.
The Atlantic City Electric
website also has the ability to work in concert with the company's Mobile App
2.0. The new version of the mobile app provides customers with access to My
Account, storm preparation and restoration information and Atlantic City
Electric social media, available for download at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
It should be noted that
restoration cannot begin until it is safe for crews to perform work. When winds
35 mph, work from bucket trucks is
suspended until it is safe for crews to continue.
additional information about Atlantic City Electric, visit
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