For Immediate Release
Permanent Repairs Will Span Several Days
WASHINGTON - Pepco has restored power to the majority of customers in the North Capitol Street area who were affected by an outage Wednesday night. To prevent a sudden overload of the electric system, some of the large complexes are being restored on a phased basis today. Pepco is working closely with the building managers to coordinate the phase in.
"This restoration was a team effort involving many crews that worked continuously in the extreme heat to get the job done," said Thomas H. Graham, President Pepco Region. "Our crews will remain on the scene to perform additional repairs and testing to ensure that no further problems arise."
Pepco crews laid temporary cables above ground in order to expedite restoring customers. With the temporary work completed, crews will begin working on permanent repairs to the underground network. This work will take several days. During construction, a number of side streets will be closed. The impact to traffic is expected to be minimal.
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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