Isabel Update, Sept. 21, 12:00 p.m.: Approximately 500 Line Crews Cleaning Up PPL System
PRNewswire
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

This news release is an update of PPL Electric Utilities efforts to restore electricity to customers affected by Tropical Storm Isabel.

  Situation:  PPL has restored power to more than 400,000 customers since
              Tropical Storm Isabel passed through its 29-county service
              territory on Thursday night. The company is using a massive
              force of about 500 line crews working around the clock to
              accomplish the record-setting restoration. PPL has a total of
              1,500 employees and contractors involved in the work.

              A storm event is considered large if it causes more than 1,000
              individual cases of necessary system repairs. Isabel has
              caused about 4,200 cases of trouble.

              Most PPL customers are expected to be back in service by
              Sunday evening. Some areas will not be restored until early
              next week because of the volume of trouble cases.

              The following is a list of estimated restoration times for all
              customers by region:

              Lehigh Region:
              (Including Bethlehem, Allentown)
              Sunday afternoon

              Bucks and Montgomery Region:
              Late Sunday evening

              Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Region:
              Early Sunday afternoon

              Pocono Region:
              (Including Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties)
              Monday afternoon

              Hazleton/Carbon County/Schuylkill County Region:
              Monday evening

              Susquehanna Region:
              (Including Lycoming, Snyder, Northumberland, Montour,
              Columbia, and Clinton counties)
              Monday evening

              Harrisburg Region:
              (Including Dauphin, Cumberland, Juniata and Perry counties)
              Late Monday evening

              Lancaster Region:
              (Including York, Berks, Chester and Lebanon counties)
              Late Tuesday evening

              PPL crews will continue to work around the clock to restore
              power. It is important to remember that these are estimated
              restoration times. These regions could receive power earlier
              than this forecast.

  Customers Restored:  455,000 as of 12:00 p.m. EDT Sunday (9/21)

  Customers Without Power:  43,000 as of 12:00 p.m. EDT Sunday (9/21)

  Affected Areas:  The entire 29-county service area of PPL Electric
                   Utilities in eastern and central Pennsylvania has been
                   affected.

  Number of Repairs Pending:  2,032

  Cause of Outages:  Fallen trees and tree limbs.

  Additional Information:  Outage figures are updated continuously on PPL's
                           news media Web site: www.pplnewsroom.com. The Web
                           site also lists contact information for each part
                           of the company's service area.

                           Customers should call PPL Electric Utilities'
                           toll free number, 800-342-5775 (800-DIAL PPL) to
                           report outages, fallen wires or special needs.

SOURCE: PPL Corporation

CONTACT: Andy Hallmark of PPL Corporation, +1-610-774-5997, or fax,
+1-610-774-5281

Web site: http://www.pplweb.com/
http://www.pplnewsroom.com/

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