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Middletown Transcript
  • Power outage planned throughout Middletown early Sunday

  • Night owls and early risers in Middletown will find themselves in the dark early Sunday morning, while Delmarva Power tests the relays on a 138 kV power line that carries electricity to the town's electric substation on Industrial Drive.
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  • Night owls and early risers in Middletown will find themselves in the dark early Sunday morning, while Delmarva Power tests the relays on a 138 kV power line that carries electricity to the town's electric substation on Industrial Drive.
    Middletown officials announced today that the entire town will experience a system wide power outage between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, March 23, to accommodate the testing. It is possible that the outage might not last the entire four hours, they said.
    “We regularly test all of our equipment to ensure safety and reliability for our customers,” Delmarva Power spokesman Nicholas Morici. “This is nothing out of the ordinary.”
    Local businesses received letters informing them of the impending outage on Tuesday, while residents received reverse 911 calls on Wednesday and Friday, town officials said.
    In advance of the power outage, residents and business owners are being directed to charge their cell phones, unplug computers, television and other sensitive electronics, notify their home security companies and prepare backup plans for medical equipment.
    Questions and concerns about the outage are being directed to town public relations officer Kristen Krenzer, who can be reached by calling 378-2711 or by email at kkrenzer@middletownde.org.
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