Delmarva Power Works to Repair Damaged Transmission Line - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delmarva Power Works to Repair Transmission Line Damaged by Storm

Posted:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

BERLIN, Md.– Delmarva Power says that on Monday evening it will finish repairs to a 69,000-volt transmission line that was damaged by a severe thunder and lightning storm that struck an area near Berlin over the past weekend. The utility says the repair work will require de-energizing electric service to Berlin, leaving the town without power for about 10 minutes to one hour, beginning around midnight.

Delmarva Power spokesman Matt Likovich said the fast-moving weather front sheared off five poles, locked out four substations and caused a power outage for about 20,000 customers in Worcester County late Saturday afternoon.

Most customers had electric service restored around 6:45 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital and Berlin Nursing Home had to utilize their respective backup generating units until Delmarva Power could restore normal service to those facilities around 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12.

If Berlin residents experience an outage longer than one hour Monday, they are asked to report the service interruption to the Town of Berlin by calling (410) 641-1333.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Flying History Lands in Salisbury

    Flying History Lands in Salisbury

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:06 GMT
    A flying piece of history landed in Salisbury on Monday morning and will call the airport home for the next week.  A B-17 bomber, part of the Commemorative Air Force, landed in Salisbury and is open to tours and even flights for visitors.More
    A flying piece of history landed in Salisbury on Monday morning and will call the airport home for the next week.  A B-17 bomber, part of the Commemorative Air Force, landed in Salisbury and is open to tours and even flights for visitors. More
  • Dover Police Looking for Apartment Burglary Suspect

    Dover Police Looking for Apartment Burglary Suspect

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:30:16 GMT
    Dover police are looking for a male suspect who broke into an apartment building Friday.More
    Dover police are looking for a male suspect who broke into an apartment building Friday.More
  • Tobacco Commission Grants go to Family Connections

    Tobacco Commission Grants go to Family Connections

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:06:45 GMT
    A review by The Associated Press has found that a Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by...More
    A review by The Associated Press has found that a Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service