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CEI CREWS CONTINUE TO RESTORE SERVICE

 CLEVELAND, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released by Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company:
 CEI crews have restored power to approximately 92 percent of 300,000 customers who lost service during severe storms that swept through Northeast Ohio last Wednesday night.
 About 24,000 customers remain without electric service this morning. About 20 major power lines are out of service.
 Last Wednesday's storm caused the largest number of power outages in CEI's history. The July 28 storm topped the 250,000 CEI outages record during the July 4 storm in 1969.
 This morning about 130 CEI crews were working to restore service. They are joined by 56 crews from Toledo Edison, Ohio Power and Ohio Edison. The bulk of the outages remain in Euclid, Shaker Heights and other eastern suburbs.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: For current power outage information, news media should CONTACT: CEI's Storm Center, 216-479-4657./
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CO: Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company ST: Ohio IN: UTI SU: ML -- NYON2 -- 8073 08/01/93 06:30 EDT
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