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For Immediate Release


Pepco Urges Motorists to Drive Safely in Wake of Storm

Be Mindful of Utility Crews; Minimize Chance of Pole Accident

 WASHINGTON - Pepco crews continue to work to restore power to customers who have lost service during this weekend's winter storm. While we work to restore power, we urge motorists who must drive to be extra cautious to ensure safety for themselves and those utility crews who are working near area roadways. Safe driving also minimizes the chances of motorists hitting utility poles, which can happen along icy roads after winter storms. To report power outages, call 1-877-737-2662.

Pepco also reminds customers to follow some important safety tips, such as:

  • Never attempt to remove trees or limbs from any utility line. Assume all objects touching a power line are energized.
  • If using a portable generator during a power outage, always operate it outside, away from doors and windows to avoid deadly carbon monoxide fumes.

It is important that customers with special needs or their caregivers take responsibility to make arrangements ahead of time to prepare for potentially long-lasting interruptions in service.

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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 750,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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