For Immediate Release
For Immediate Release November 14, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Outage Update 4 p.m.Pepco Crews Worked Through Night to Restore Power
Pepco repair crews continue working this afternoon to restore power to customers without service due to high winds that have battered the Washington area since yesterday. Most of the outages have been caused by tree limbs blown into power lines and by fallen trees that have taken down lines and damaged poles.
Pepco is experiencing new outages this afternoon as winds continue to buffet the area, and estimates that the majority of the remaining customers will be restored by midnight tonight. Crews will be working throughout the night in areas where outages affect small numbers of customers.
As of 4 p.m. the outages totaled:
Pepco strongly urges customers to make safety a priority by staying away from downed power lines. All downed lines should be treated as if they are energized and individuals should not approach or touch them. If citizens see a downed wire or have a power outage, they should call 1-877-PEPCO-62 and report it.
Further outage updates are available at Pepco`s Web site: 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