Efforts continued into this morning to restore electricity to Delmarva Power customers who lost their service in Friday night’s severe thunderstorms.
The utility says a derecho – a gusty straightline windstorm – brought down trees and power lines, at one point leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. As of Monday morning, 97-percent of Delmarva’s affected customers had their power restored. Outages remained in parts of Odessa, Townsend, Middletown and surrounding New Castle. For more information, Delmarva Power can be reached at 1-800-898-8042. Updates are available as well through the utility’s online map.