For Immediate Release
D.C. - Pepco is closely monitoring potential severe storm activity, which could
produce strong damaging wind gusts, large hail and frequent lightning during
the Fourth of July holiday week.
summaries call for a cold front slowly passing through Wednesday and Thursday
with the best chance of storms possible late Wednesday morning into the
have about 150 internal linemen and more than 450 contractors already working
on our system who are available if needed. We will work around the clock as
quickly and safely as possible to restore any outages that may occur.
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. Customers should
always assume that downed wires are energized and avoid them.
can report outages by calling 1- 877-PEPCO62, visiting pepco.com or through our
mobile app, available for download at pepco.com/mobile app. It is important
that customers report their outages and request a call back to verify their
power has been restored.
need to be prepared for the possibility of service interruptions and should
check their emergency supply kits. Tips on preparing for a storm can be found on
our website, pepco.com. The storm center at pepco.com highlights
important information for customers through all stages of the restoration
effort and allows them to easily report and track outages.
Pepco website also has the ability to work in concert with Pepco's Mobile App
2.0. The new version of the mobile app provides customers with access to My
Account, storm preparation and restoration information and Pepco social media,
available for download at pepco.com/mobileapp.
should be noted that restoration cannot begin until it is safe for crews to
perform work. When winds approach 35
mph, work from bucket trucks is suspended until it is safe for crews to