For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (Feb. 14, 2017) - While that special someone may catch your
eye this Valentine's Day, don't lose sight of foil-coated or metallic balloons that
can lead to outages when they come into contact with power lines. Untethered
balloons cause unnecessary electric service interruptions
each year that affect thousands of Atlantic City
Electric customers. These balloons also have been known to float for days and
can end up having a negative impact on the environment.
foil-coated balloons contact a power line or other electric equipment, their
metallic properties can cause a surge of electricity that can impede equipment.
These types of outages are preventable. Atlantic City Electric encourages
customers to help reduce foil balloon-related power outages and ensure safety
by keeping the following tips in mind:
City Electric customers can learn about safety tips by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com/Safety-101.aspx.
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