For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (June 22, 2016) -
Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is continuing to work safely and quickly to restore service to the
remaining customers in Cape May County that lost power due to the severe
thunderstorm that affected the company's service territory yesterday. Power has
been restored to more than 34,000 customers since the onset of the storm. The estimated
time of restoration for the vast majority of customers still without power is midnight
tonight. Any remaining customers are expected to be restored by Thursday
In addition to
internal crews who worked throughout the night to restore customers, ACE received
overhead line contractors and crews from its sister utilities, Delmarva Power,
Pepco and PECO to assist in the restoration effort.
Electric's system in Cape May County was heavily damaged by high winds that
brought down wires, utility poles and damaged transformers. Approximately 39,000
customers lost service at the height of the storm in the hardest hit areas of
Lower and Middle townships, including the Wildwoods.
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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