Delmarva Power restores electric service to majority of customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy

SALISBURY, Md. – Delmarva Power has restored electric service to the vast majority of customers who lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

At the peak of the storm, more than 71,000 customers were out of service. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, just over 8,600 customers in Delaware and Maryland had yet to be restored. The utility is making major progress in bringing the restoration effort to a conclusion.

In Northern Delaware and in Northeast Maryland, 90 percent of customers are expected to be restored by midnight tonight.  On the Southern Delmarva Peninsula, most customers are expected to receive service by Friday at 6pm.

“With the storm behind us, we expect to make great progress in restoring electric service to our customers in Delaware and Maryland,” said Gary Stockbridge, Region President, Delmarva Power. “I want to thank our customers for their patience while we work to restore power to every customer affected by the storm.”

Delmarva Power has mobilized more than 1,500 service personnel including company teams and crews from as far away as New Mexico.