For Immediate Release
Atlantic City Electric is
closely monitoring a weather forecast that calls for heavy snow and gusty winds
that could potentially affect the company's service territory today into Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 6 p.m.
Tuesday. Total snow accumulation for our region is expected to be several
Atlantic City Electric will work
around the clock to restore any outages that may occur, but customers should be
prepared for the possibility of power outages.
Heavy, wet snow can weigh down tree
limbs and bring them into contact with power lines causing power outages. Wet
snow can also adversely affect saturated soil and allow trees already weakened
by previous storms to fall onto power lines and equipment to cause power
outages. Outages can also occur due to drivers skidding into utility poles
along icy and snow-covered roads.
City Electric is in contact with local emergency management officials.
Customers are asked to please call in any outages and
stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and downed wires, call
1-800-833-7476. Follow the prompts and ask for a call back to confirm that
power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through www.atlanticcityelectric.com
or through our mobile app, available for download at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
Preparedness tips for Atlantic City Electric customers:
General Safety Tips:
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