For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (March 20, 2018) – With high winds and heavy, wet snow – nearly a foot in some places – forecast to hit the region over the next 36 hours, Atlantic City Electric is ready. Atlantic City Electric's Emergency Response Organization is prepared and all available personnel are standing by to restore service as safely and quickly as possible. In addition to 152 internal linemen, Atlantic City Electric has 103 overhead line contractors and 225 tree crew personnel ready to support customers across southern New Jersey.
Heavy, wet snow can accumulate on trees, adding significant weight that can cause branches to break and result in power outages for customers. If outages do occur, field crews and personnel will work to repair the damage and safely restore service for customers as quickly as possible.
Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to stay safe during extreme winter weather and prepare for possible storm damage. Customers can visit Atlantic City Electric's website at www.atlanticcityelectric.com, use the mobile app or contact the company at 1-800-833-7476 to report any outages.
Just as Atlantic City Electric has made preparations ahead of the storm, customers also should be prepared for the impact of severe weather:
Over the last five years, Atlantic City Electric has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to modernize the local energy grid, enhance reliability for customers and prevent those outages that can be prevented. This work has resulted in the most reliable electric service in the company's history.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to approximately 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.