For Immediate Release
Pepco Crews are Repairing Additional Underground Cable Problems
Cooling Center to Remain Open Until Power Restored
WASHINGTON - Pepco crews have identified the location of a second underground cable failure linked to yesterday's outage affecting more than 1,500 residential and commercial customers north of Union Station near North Capitol Street.
Pepco expects to restore power to affected customers by midnight. The outage was caused by failures in underground cables that are part of a "network" that provides power to the affected area. Crews worked as quickly and safely as possible last night to make initial repairs. Today, Pepco crews located and began repairs to the second cable failure.
Pepco representatives continue to contact residential and commercial customers in the affected area to give updates.
A cooling center at the Walker Jones Education Campus, 1125 New Jersey Ave., N.W. will remain open until all power is restored. Pepco has coordinated with the District of Columbia government throughout this event.
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.
Pepco is prepared to respond to any additional outages that may be caused by severe weather later today.
Customers are encouraged to call 1-877-737-2662 to report outages.
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