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Power Outage Hits Milton

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MILTON, Del.- Nearly 2,000 Delmarva Power customers in Milton lost power Monday.

Delmarva Power officials say tree limbs were making contact with a power line on Chestnut Street, forcing a nearby circuit breaker to open. The outage began at 11 a.m. and lasted for about an hour before crews were able to fix the problem.

Some businesses in Milton, particularly restaurants, took a financial hit.

"I'd say we lost about 25 percent of our lunch time business," said Bobby Lynch, who works at Goodfellas Italian Restaurant. "Thank God it wasn't a Friday or a Saturday or a Sunday."

Delmarva Power said that with spring in full bloom, outages are not uncommon. The utility said it trims trees all across Delmarva to prevent similar outages.




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