Atlantic City Electric
The heavy winds and rain left thousands across the Philadelphia region without power Monday morning.
The Middle Township Police Department says they have been receiving complaints from business owners about a telephone scam.
“Scammers are telling customers that their electric bill is delinquent and will be shut off for non-payment unless the customer purchases a Green Dot MoneyPak,” said Freeholder Scot McCray.
Atlantic City Electric says about 10,000 customers are without power in Gloucester and Camden counties Monday night.
Atlantic City Electric announced it will be offering free trees to customers its Arbor Day Foundation Program.
PECO says they have restored power to more than 90-percent of people who lost power during Sandy, but still about 50,000 outages remain.
Many regional utilities are estimating that the last of their customers will be back online by Sunday.
A mandatory evacuation order has been added for parts of Bensalem, Pa.
PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong said thousands lost power last night, but most of them were back online by the morning.
Officials from Atlantic City Electric say they have successfully restored service to all customers who lost power as a result of last weeks violent storms.
Amidst record-breaking heat, the forecast is calling for more severe storms on Saturday and Sunday in South Jersey and Delaware, and Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva warn residents to be prepared.
It was a busy night for repair crews in South Jersey. Atlantic City Electric managed to restore power to some 10,000 customers overnight.
From uprooted trees to tattered power lines, southern New Jersey bore the brunt of Friday night’s storm. And three days later, much of Atlantic County remains in the dark.
Several out-of-state utility companies are pitching in to help Atlantic City Electric restore power to more than 100,000 customers.
Utility crews were working feverishly to restore electrical service to thousands of customers in Southern New Jersey who were still without power late Sunday night, one day after severe thunderstorms ripped through the region, causing widespread damage and power outages.