For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 19, 2003, 04:00 a.m.
04:00 a.m. OUTAGE UPDATE
Power Restoration Efforts UnderwayRecord Outages Recorded on Pepco System
Overnight, Pepco was able to restore service to some customers, but some additional outages occurred as high winds continued..
As of 4 a.m., the following outages are reported on the Pepco system:
District of Columbia: 76,000
Montgomery County: 229,000
Prince George's County: 145,000
Total: 450,000 customers
Pepco personnel are conducting a damage assessment to determine how long the restoration process will take.
The next update will be issued at 5 a.m.
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About Pepco: For more than 100 years, Pepco has served the people of the Washington metropolitan area with clean, reliable and low-cost electricity. Pepco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides electricity transmission and distribution services to more than 700,000 customers in the District of Columbia and major portions of Prince George`s and Montgomery County in Maryland.
Point of Contact:David Morehead