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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 11, 2008
10:30 a.m.

CON EDISON ASKS CUSTOMERS IN MASPETH TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY

NEW YORK – Con Edison is asking customers to conserve electricity in Maspeth.

The affected area is bounded by Flushing Avenue, Arnold Avenue, 55th Street and 54th Place.

The company is asking customers to refrain from using washers and dryers, and to turn off non-essential appliances, due to problems with electrical cables.

The company urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems online at www.coned.com, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.

Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.

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