For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseDecember 13, 2000
Pepco is prepared for the possibility of a severe winter storm that could bring icing conditions and potential power outages Wednesday night and Thursday.
The utility has taken several steps to prepare in case outages occur:
In the event of an outage, customers can report lights out by calling 1-877-Pepco-62. The system is capable of processing up to 100,000 calls per hour.
With the arrival of winter weather, Pepco offers the following tips to prepare for the possibility of power outages:
Ice storms can be among most destructive events affecting a utility`s distribution system. The weight of ice on trees and utility equipment can bring down lines and poles, requiring a virtual rebuilding of parts of the system. In the event of outages, Pepco crews will work around the clock to restore power.
Point of Contact:Robert Dobkin