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A high wind warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. EST Saturday. Sustained winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected in the Atlantic City Electric Service area. High winds can bring down trees and tree branches causing damage to electric equipment and result in service interruptions for our customers. Atlantic City Electric’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, with additional crews and personnel working safely and as quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
As of noon, Friday, Atlantic City Electric crews are working to restore scattered outages across the region. As the high winds continue, additional damage and outages are expected.
Atlantic City Electric’s Emergency Response Organization is activated and all available personnel are responding to support our customers. In addition to 125 internal linemen, Atlantic City Electric has an additional 120 overhead line contractors and 225 tree crew personnel. Should Atlantic City Electric need additional assistance, resources from other nearby Exelon utilities, including Baltimore Gas & Electric and PECO in Philadelphia, could assist.
Safety is our top priority. We urge our customers to stay away from downed wires and assume any downed wire is energized. To report an outage or downed wire, call 1-800-833-7476 or report and track through our mobile app or our website at www.atlanticcityelectric.com. We ask customers who need power for critical medical equipment to be prepared to relocate to a facility with electricity in case there is a power outage.
Customers should be prepared for outages caused by high winds.
- Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
- Have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable foods available.
- Charge cell phones and other mobile devices.
- More tips available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com.
- Always stay away from any storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines.
- Never use an oven or other cooking device as a heat source for your home.
- Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. Read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.
- Check on elderly neighbors and relatives.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Borough and surrounding areas. The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the evening hours of Wednesday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 4th.
A storm will intensify off the eastern seaboard of the United States and is expected to bring snow and gusty winds to the Jersey Shore. As of Tuesday afternoon, the current forecast calls for the potential of four to six inches of snow. The snowfall totals may be adjusted by the National Weather Service and are largely dependent on the track of the winter storm.
The strong winds associated with this storm may make driving difficult. Please exercise caution while driving during this storm event. Snow will likely to continue to blow and drift after the storm as windy, very cold conditions are in the forecast through the majority of the weekend. If you have any emergency, please dial 911. If you lose power, please call Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.
Please secure loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture in advance of the storm as they may be subject to strong gusty winds. If you own a property in Stone Harbor which is not properly winterized, it is advisable for you to have someone check your property for frozen or leaking pipes. Milder temperatures, when they occur, may result in some properties with broken or leaking pipes.
Continue to monitor this site and traditional media outlets for updated weather information. We are in constant communication with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding future notifications and information.
Here is the text of the Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service:
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018
…A rapidly intensifying offshore storm may produce significant
snowfall later Wednesday night through Thursday…
.Strong winds are possible Thursday, however the actual impacts
including snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on the track
of the offshore intensifying storm. There is at least some
potential for significant snow amounts.
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton,
Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,
Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible.
* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey.
* WHEN…Wednesday night through late Thursday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Strong winds may result in considerable
blowing and drifting snow. Significant reductions in visibility
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.