Guest Caught In Hotel Elevator During Talleyville Power Outage Evacuated Quickly And Safely

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Last evening was reported that radio traffic indicated that people were trapped in an elevator at the Homewood Suites on Rockie Run Parkway due to the power outage in the area.

A spokesperson for the hotel followed up this afternoon with additional details.

“We can confirm Homewood Suites Wilmington Brandywine Valley was impacted by last night’s power outage and we worked with the Talleyville Fire Department to ensure guests in the elevator were evacuated quickly and safely.

The wellbeing, safety, and security of our guests and Team Members are of paramount importance. We continue to make every effort to ensure all practices and standards are in line with strict safety and security regulations.

At this time, power has been restored and we continue to provide the consistent, quality service our guests have come to enjoy.”, read a statement provided by the hotel’s General Manager Michelle Keck.

Last evening, around 8:30 p.m. we received reports of an outage impacting more than 1,100 customers in Wilmington, between Silverside Road and Concord Pike, according to Delmarva Power Spokesman Timothy Stokes.

Stokes said Delmarva Power learned that a truck accident was the cause of the outage.  The accident resulted in downed wires and two damaged utility poles.

Delmarva Power crews arrived on scene to inspect the damage and complete repairs as quickly and safely as possible. Crews were able to restore service to all customers by 5:30 a.m. today.

At approximately 1:00 Wednesday afternoon, DelDOT crews reported the utility poles had been repaired and that the roads were reopened.


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