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CEI CREWS CONTINUE TO RESTORE OUTAGES

 CLEVELAND, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CEI crews have repaired nearly 200 major power lines and restored electric service to about 180,000 customers following Wednesday's severe thunderstorms and high winds. Crews will continue to work throughout the night.
 Approximately 70,000 customers remain without electric service. About 70 major power lines are out of service.
 One of the hardest hit areas is Babbitt Road in Euclid. About 100 utility poles and 1 1/2 miles of power lines and equipment were destroyed.
 More than 100 CEI crews continue to work around the clock to restore
service. Other areas hit hard by the storm include the east side of


Cleveland, South Euclid, Shaker Heights and Gates Mills. There also are other scattered power outages throughout CEI's service area.
 Joining CEI crews are 25 crews from Ohio Edison and Ohio Power. Also providing assistance are crews from Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Civilian Conservation Corps.
 For current power outage information, only the news media should call CEI's storm Center at 216-479-4657.
 -0- 7/30/93
 /CONTACT: Todd Schneider, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, 216-479-4905/


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