For Immediate Release
For Immediate Release September 20, 2003, 6:00 p.m.
6 p.m. OUTAGE UPDATE
As of 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20th the following outages are reported on the Pepco system:
DRY ICE UPDATE
Pepco will not be distributing more dry ice directly to customers. The company handed out about 300,000 pounds of dry ice on Friday before its supplies were depleted Friday night. Pepco consulted with health officials and others who advise that dry ice is not useful in preserving food after power has been out for 48 hours. Additional supplies in the pipeline will be distributed to local governments in each jurisdiction.
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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: Robert Dobkin