Delaware utility restores power to all of its customers post Irene

Let there be light!

Delaware utility, Delmarva Power, says it has restored service to all of its customers who lost electricity because of Hurricane Irene.

Delmarva says hundreds of linemen from Delmarva Power, other utilities and contractors worked around the clock repairing poles, wires, transformers and other equipment needed to deliver power to customers. “We want to extend our deepest thanks to all of the field personnel, along with the public and volunteer agencies with whom we have worked, to help the region recover from this natural disaster,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power Region President. “We also thank our customers for their patience and understanding during the restoration.”

According to unofficial reports, at the peak of the outages Sunday morning, Delmarva Power had nearly 165,000 customers out of service.

The utility recognizes that there still may be outages from the storm that are unreported — such as customers who are away and eventually will return to report their outage. There also are customers whose homes have been damaged and, at this time, cannot safely accept the restoration of electric service.

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