For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (June 21, 2016) - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is working as safely
and quickly as possible to restore service to customers in Cape May County that
lost power due to the severe thunderstorm that affected the company's service territory
this afternoon. Customers should prepare for the possibility of an outage that
lasts more than one day.
Crews are continuing
to assess the damage to the electric infrastructure and the company will
provide an estimated restoration time once the assessments are complete. Crews
will work throughout the night to restore service to as many customers as
possible. In addition to internal crews, ACE has overhead line contractors and
crews from its sister utilities available to assist in the restoration effort.
Electric's system in Cape May County was heavily damaged by high winds that
brought down wires and damaged utility poles and transformers. Approximately 36,000
customers lost service at the height of the storm in the hardest hit areas of
Lower and Middle townships in the county. Crews will work diligently to repair
the electric infrastructure damaged by the storm in order to provide power to the
remaining customers without service.
Atlantic City Electric encourages
customers to have an emergency kit, including a flashlight, battery-powered
clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual can opener,
bottled water and a list of important phone numbers.
Customers are asked
to report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report
outages and/or downed wires, please call 1-800-833-7476.
Customers are encouraged to view
the status of their outage and estimated time of restoration by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com or through our mobile app, available for download at atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
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