As the winter storm starts to wind down, clearing should ensue fairly quickly this afternoon and evening. Blowing snow, the sustained high winds, and frigid temperatures may cause traffic issues this evening.
The winds following the storm will continue overnight through Saturday, sustaining from the NNW from 20-35 mph and gusts upwards of 40-50 mph are forecasted. The winds, combined with temperatures below freezing will impact the area with wind chill values of 5-10 degrees during the day and below zero at night. Saturday night is forecasted to be the coldest night for our area. Please be vigilant while venturing outdoors and if at all possible, please stay indoors until conditions improve. Dress in layers, stay hydrated, have an emergency plan and kit, flashlights, portable radio, and keep your cell phones charged.
Delmarva Power is prepared for and is responding to scattered outages associated with the winter snowstorm. Response times today will be challenging due to travel conditions, but as always Delmarva Power is committed to an emergency response system that makes safety a priority and restores power as quickly as possible. Customers can report outages and downed wires at 1-800-898-8042 and through our mobile app. Remember, never go near downed wires and always stay clear of working crews. Below are several links that we urge you to share with your stakeholders. Included are the Delmarva Power Storm Preparation Handbook, a Weathering the Storm Fact sheet, a short video on our power restoration process and links to our mobile app and outage map.
Delmarva Power Storm Preparation Handbook
Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet
Power Restoration Process Video
Delmarva Power Mobile App
Be safe and stay warm.