For Immediate Release
D.C. -- Pepco crews will be working around the clock tonight to restore power
to the more than 40,000 customers left without power after strong thunderstorms
moved through our service territory this evening. Strong winds downed trees,
power lines and poles.
expect to have power restored to all customers by the end of the day Wednesday.
More detailed times of restoration will be available by morning.
have about 150 internal linemen and more than 450 contractors already working
on our system who are available if needed, and
the Call Center will be staffed overnight.
is our No. 1 priority. We urge our customers to stay clear of working crews and
any wires hanging loose from poles or lying on the ground. If you see a downed
power line, stay away from it. Assume that all downed power lines are live and
extremely dangerous. Customers are asked to please call in any downed wires
and/or report an outage by calling 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662).
It is important that customers report their
outage and request a call back to verify their power has been restored. Outages
also may be reported through pepco.com or through our mobile app.
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