Lo­cal power crews to as­sist in Puerto Rico

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS -

Man­power, equip­ment and ex­per­tise are on their way to Puerto Rico as crews from Del­marva Power head to the is­land to help with hur­ri­cane restora­tion ef­forts.

More than two dozen line­men, plus trucks and other equip­ment, will be in Puerto Rico for at least a month to help get elec­tric­ity flow­ing again in the Amer­i­can ter­ri­tory which was nearly de­stroyed by Hur­ri­canes Irma and Maria in Septem­ber. A third of the is­land has been with­out power since.

Equip­ment and ve­hi­cles are al­ready en route. Man­power will be dis­patched

in early Fe­bru­ary.

Del­marva Power is part of Ex­elon Hold­ings. DPL will be joined on the is­land by other Ex­elon com­pa­nies in­clud­ing At­lantic City Elec­tric and Pepco.

”We are in­cred­i­bly proud of our ded­i­cated em­ploy­ees who are vol­un­teer­ing to as­sist in this vi­tal ef­fort,” Gary Stock­bridge, Del­marva Power re­gion pres­i­dent, said in a state­ment. “Our em­ploy­ees have an in­grained sense of ser­vice and are eager to work with crews from across Ex­elon and across the coun­try to help the residents of Puerto Rico.”

Bal­ti­more Gas and Elec­tric is also par­tic­i­pat­ing in the restora­tion ef­fort.

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