Stanton Crash Left 660 Customers Without Power For More Than Seven Hours


Stanton – Just before 11:00 last evening, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, rescue crews from the Mill Creek Fire Company, along with crews from the Hockessin and Belvedere Fire Companies, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police responded to Route 4 at Limestone Road for a vehicle accident with multiple patients.

Upon their arrival, crews requested Fire Police to close the roads, reporting wires down across Route 4. Crews assessing the scene confirmed that one person was trapped in a vehicle.

Shortly after the report of one trapped, crews reported that the patient was extricated from the vehicle.

At least three people were reportedly being evaluated at the scene. At this time the condition of those patients cannot be confirmed.

Emergency crews placed the scene under control at 11:21 and handed the scene over to police and repair crews.

As a result of the accident, a utility pole was damaged, knocking power out to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Last night, an outage was reported to Delmarva Power around 11 p.m. It was reported that a serious automobile accident was the primary cause of the outage, impacting 660 customers, according to Delmarva Power Spokesman Timothy Stokes.

“Given the severity of the damage to our equipment from the accident, we were able to fully restore service to those impacted by 6:30 a.m. today. Our crews arrived on scene and began to work as quickly and safely as possible, once the area was deemed safe to begin the restoration process.”

Stokes said Delmarva Power maintains a strong relationship with local first responders through training and sharing best practices, which allows us to successfully handle situations similar to what we experienced last evening.

The intersection remained restricted for the morning commute as crews worked to make repairs to the utility pole, traffic control system and downed wires.

Delaware State Police have yet to release details regarding the accident.




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