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Delmarva Power Says it's Prepared for Impending Winter Storm

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SALISBURY, Md.- Delmarva Power says it is closely monitoring Tuesday's approaching winter storm, which could being several inches of snow to the region.

The utility said heavy wet snow can weigh down tree limbs and bring them into contact with power lines causing power outages. Wet snow can also adversely affect saturated soil and allow trees already weakened by previous storms to fall onto power lines and equipment to cause power outages. Outages can also occur due to drivers skidding into utility poles along icy and snow-covered roads.

Delmarva Power said it will schedule and adjust its workforce with the timing of the weather and any resulting customer outages. The utility said it will work around the clock to restore any outages that may occur, but customers need to be prepared for the possibility of power outages, especially given the forecast for bitter cold.

Delmarva Power also said it is in contact with local emergency management officials.

Customers are asked to call in any outages and stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and downed wires, please call 1-800-898-8042 (New Castle, Cecil and Harford counties) or 1-800-898-8045 (Kent and Sussex counties and the Eastern Shore of Maryland).  Follow the prompts and ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through www.delmarva.com or through our mobile app. For natural gas emergencies in New Castle County, call (302) 454-0317.

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