For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 26, 2004
Pepco Prepared for Winter Weather; Urges Customers to Make Safety a Priority
Pepco crews are on alert to restore service as needed during this year`s first winter storm. The National Weather Service is predicting a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain later today that could result in ice accumulation, which may cause power outages in the Washington metropolitan area. The company has taken several steps to prepare in the event that weather disrupts service.
Extra repair crews, on duty Sunday night as snow pelted the area, are again being assigned for tonight`s shift. Additional customer service operators have been added to take customer calls and public safety teams are assigned to respond to downed wires.
Hotel rooms were reserved tonight near work locations for linemen and customer service operators assigned to Tuesday`s day shift to avoid having to commute from home in the event travel is hazardous. In addition:
Pepco offers customers the following tips to prepare for the possibility of power outages:
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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:Debbi Jarvis