BERLIN– Delmarva Power plans this evening to finish repairs to a 69,000 volt transmission line that was damaged by a severe thunder and lightning storm that struck an area near Berlin over the past weekend. The work will necessitate de-energizing electric service to Berlin for about 10 minutes to one hour, beginning around midnight tonight.
The fast-moving weather front sheared off five poles, locked out four substations and caused a power outage for about 20,000 customers in Worcester County late Saturday afternoon. Most customers had electric service restored around 6:45 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital and Berlin Nursing Home had to utilize their respective backup generating units until Delmarva Power could restore normal service to those facilities around 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12.
If Berlin residents experience an outage longer than one hour tonight, they should report the service interruption to the Town of Berlin by calling 410-641-1333.
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