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Pepco Investigates Power Outage in the District of Columbia

Repair Crews Now Determining Extent of Damage

WASHINGTON - Pepco crews continue to perform the necessary assessment needed to determine the cause and extent of the outage that occurred earlier today in N.E. and portions of N.W., Washington, D.C. The damage assessment phase provides information concerning system impact(s) and is essential in guiding the restoration effort. Currently it appears there is damage to our underground electric system. The extent of the damage has yet to be determined. O nly when the extent of the damage is determined will an Estimated Time of Restoration (ETR) be provided. Because the assessment may confirm major damage to our electric system in this area, customers could be without power until tomorrow .

Pepco advises any customers who have special needs, such as special medical equipment, to invoke their emergency plans.

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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 778,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia

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