PPL Wrapping Up Recovery from Wind Storm
PRNewswire
ALLENTOWN, Pa.
  Situation:                PPL crews continue to restore service to
                            customers affected by Tuesday's (12/12) wind
                            storm.  Since 6 a.m. Tuesday, PPL has restored
                            service to 94,000 customers. PPL crews worked
                            through the night. They will be supplemented
                            this afternoon by 35 crews arriving from Hydro
                            Quebec in Canada.

  (Photo:    http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19981015/PHTH025 )

  Customers Without Power:  1,400 as of 8 a.m.

  Affected Areas:           Honesdale, Bloomsburg, Sunbury

  Number of Jobs Pending:   146

  Cause of Outages:         High wind has caused tree limbs and branches to
                            fall into power lines. There are trees on
                            wires, wires down and poles broken.

  Est. Restoration Time:    The remaining customers will be back in service
                            by tonight.

  Additional Information:   The line crews from Canada will be working in
                             Wayne and Pike counties.  PPL has arranged
                             with local volunteers to serve as translators
                             for the French-speaking crews and foremen. For
                             more information, contact Paul Canevari,
                             570-620-3310.  PPL is monitoring the weather
                             as a snow and ice storm approaches.  The storm
                             is expected to arrive tonight.  PPL will have
                             crews ready to respond to any customer
                             outages.

                             Customers with special needs should call PPL
                             toll-free at 1-800-342-5775.  PPL has called
                             more than 3,000 customers who were expected to
                             be without electric service for 24 hours.

During storm emergencies, reporters can receive updated PPL Utilities storm information by visiting our news web site at http://www.pplnewsroom.com/. At that time, the StormOutage feature will be activated to give system-wide and regional information.

NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19981015/PHTH025

PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 201-369-3467

SOURCE: PPL Corporation

Contact: George Lewis of PPL, 610-774-5997, or Fax, 610-774-5281

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