NORTH CAPE MAY – A power outage that caused about 450 residences and businesses in North Cape May to lose power for about two hours Monday, Nov. 20, might have been due to a tree limb that fell on a primary electrical supply wire.
Frank Tedesco, a spokesperson for Atlantic City Electric, said a power outage occurred in the vicinity of Gorham Avenue in North Cape May at around 3:10 p.m., Nov. 20. He said while the cause was still being investigated, a large tree limb was found lying on the primary wire. The limb was cleared from the wire and power was restored at 5:08 pm.
The outage was apparently unrelated to the electrical workers strike, in which about 400 employees of Atlantic City Electric walked off the job Sunday, Nov. 5. The contract with IBEW Local 210 expired Thursday, Nov. 2.
Lower Township Police Department Deputy Chief Donald Vanaman said the Cape May County Road Department placed stop signs at intersections where traffic signals were impacted by the power outage. Vanaman said the police department’s night shift was called in early to handle traffic issues related to the outage.
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