For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseNovember 19, 2003
Pepco prepared today to respond to power outages in advance of a severe weather warning for the Washington Metropolitan area. The Company's crews and contract crews are prepared to work extended work hours, if necessary, to restore service to customers as quickly and as safely as possible. The company also is in contact with other utilities in the region in the event that mutual assistance is needed for power restoration.
Pepco's three service centers are stocked with adequate supplies of utility poles, transformers, cable and other equipment. Storm managers are closely monitoring weather forecasts and are in frequent contact with emergency management officials in the District of Columbia and Maryland to coordinate emergency response as appropriate.
Pepco urges customers to report any power outages or downed power lines immediately by calling 1-877-Pepco-62 (1-877-737-2662). Customers should make safety a priority by staying away from downed power lines, which should be treated as if they are energized. A list of storm preparation tips is available at Pepco's Storm Center, www.pepco.com.
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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