For Immediate Release
For Immediate Release September 19, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
4 p.m. OUTAGE UPDATE
Record 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 p.m., the following outages are reported on the Pepco system:
District of Columbia: 105,000 Montgomery County: 227,000 Prince George's County: 165,000 Total: 497,000 customers
Crews began work at 2 a.m. and Pepco now has more than 700 crews in rotating 12-hour shifts. Pepco personnel are conducting a damage assessment to determine how long the restoration process will take. We expect this information will be available later today.
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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