For Immediate Release
Pepco is Reaching out to Affected Customers
WASHINGTON - Pepco crews continue to work safely around the clock to restore power to more than 1,500 residential and commercial customers north of Union Station near North Capitol Street following yesterday afternoon's outage caused by damage to several underground cables.
The outage was caused by failures in at least three underground cables that are part of a "network" that provides power to the affected area. Crews worked throughout the night and completed initial repairs. Crews continue to work to locate and repair the remaining cable failures or "faults." Power will likely remain out until this evening; once Pepco determines the locations of the remaining faults, the company will provide a more accurate estimate of when power will be fully restored.
Pepco representatives are contacting residential and commercial customers in the affected area to give updates.
Pepco is coordinating with the District of Columbia government throughout this event.
A cooling center is open for affected customers at the Walker Jones Education Campus, located at 1125 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Pepco advises any customers who have special needs, such as special medical equipment, to activate their emergency plans. All customers should take appropriate measures to deal with the extreme heat forecasted for today.
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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 778,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia