20,000 customers were affected by winter storm Toby but Delmarva Power had their electric restored by Wednesday evening.
NEWARK (DE): Delmarva Power crews and personnel worked through the night to restore service for impacted customers in Delaware and Maryland. In total, the storm impacted service to more than 20,000 Delmarva Power customers. The final customers are being restored this evening.
“March has been a busy month for us as our crews and personnel have worked around the clock during several storms to restore service for our customers as safely and quickly as possible,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “Our restoration efforts for Toby won’t end today. We have a longstanding tradition of providing mutual assistance and we are proud to be able to help in the restoration efforts in South Jersey.”
Winter Storm Toby brought 4 to 8 inches of snowfall, sleet, freezing rain and winds to the Delmarva Power region. The fourth major nor’easter in March downed trees, tree limbs, utility poles and wires and damaged other electric equipment. Delmarva Power’s system was most heavily affected by the storm in southern New Castle County and northern Kent County, where crews dealt with numerous downed trees and damaged equipment in a concentrated area.
Some nearby states weren’t so lucky according to the release by Delmarva. As electric was being restored to Delaware customers, crews and support personnel were headed to support restoration efforts for Atlantic City Electric customers in South Jersey.
Atlantic City Electric’s service area received the brunt of Toby, which caused widespread damage across South Jersey, impacting service for thousands of Atlantic City Electric customers.