Hurricane Dorian’s impact causes electric wire to burn resulting in power outages near Gumboro

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Electric wire burned due to strong winds, Rt. 24 near Gumboro – Bill Andrew (Delaware Electric Coop.)

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Delmarva was felt early Friday morning after high winds caused an electric wire to burn off, resulting in power outages near Gumboro, Delaware.

Bill Andrew, president and CEO of Delaware Electric Cooperative, said the cause of the service interruption, which affected dozens of homes in the Gumboro-area, was the result of strong winds that caused an electric wire on Route 24 to burn.

The issue has since been resolved, and less than a dozen homes remained without power as of early Friday morning.

Winds in southern Delaware could gust over 40 mph as the storm makes its way up the coast.

Stay with WGMD News for updates on Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Delmarva