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M E D I A BRIEFING - Pepco Weather Outage Update

WHAT:

Crew photo opportunity and weather related outage summary provided

WHO:Mike Maxwell, Vice President, Emergency Preparedness
WHERE:Corner of Keswick St. and Cambria Avenue in
Kensington, Maryland
WHEN:Today, July 5, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
WHY:

Multiple storms over the last several days have caused significant damage and tens of thousands of customers have lost power at various times across Pepco's service territory.

  • Repeated storms have weakened trees, making trees and tree limbs more likely to fall into power lines.
  • Pepco linemen and other personnel have been working 16 hour days to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Photo op of crews working and update on outages.

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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 745,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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