Isabel Update, Sept. 21, 4:30 a.m.: Overnight Work Further Reduces Outage Numbers
PRNewswire-FirstCall
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 and contract line crews made significant
                             progress yesterday (9/20) increasing the number
                             of restored customers to 456,300. More than 450
                             crews have been working in shifts around the
                             clock in the restoration effort.

                             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)
                             Late Sunday evening

                             Hazleton/Carbon County/Schuylkill County
                             Region:
                             Monday evening

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

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

                             Lancaster Region:
                             (Including York, Berks, Chester and Lebanon
                             counties)
                             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:        456,000 as of 4:30 a.m. EDT Sunday (9/21)

  Customers Without Power:   36,000 as of 4:30 a.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: 2,085

  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.

NOTES TO EDITORS: During storm emergencies, reporters can view updated
PPL Electric Utilities storm information by visiting our news Web site at
www.pplnewsroom.com. The StormOutage feature provides system-wide and regional
information.

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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