For Immediate Release
D.C. - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm
warning in effect for the Washington Metropolitan Region from midnight to 9
p.m. tomorrow. Predictions call for snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches along
with traces of ice. Today's rain is expected to change to a wintry mix of snow
and rain around midnight, becoming all snow, with the heaviest snowfall
tomorrow morning through the afternoon.
It is forecasted to snow through Thursday evening. Roads are expected to
be snow covered with visibility reduced to one-quarter mile at times.
is continuing to monitor the weather forecast and will have crews prepared to
restore potential outages. We have about 150 internal linemen and more than 400
contractors already working on our system who are available if needed. Pepco
Call Centers are staffed and prepared for this event.
wet snow can bring tree limbs into contact with power lines causing power
outages. Outages can also occur due to
drivers skidding into utility poles along slippery icy roads. We will work
around the clock to restore any outages that may occur.
Safety 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. Customers are asked to immediately
report a downed wire by calling 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662). We also ask
customers to let us know if they lose their power. They can report outages by
calling 1-877-PEPCO62 (1-877-737-2662), visiting pepco.com or through our
mobile app, available for download at pepco.com/mobile app.
is important that customers report their outages and request a call back to
verify their power has been restored.
should also check their emergency supply kits and be prepared in case they do
lose power. Emergency kits should include a battery-powered radio or
television, flashlight, a first-aid kit, battery-powered or windup clock, extra
batteries, special needs items, an insulated cooler and a list of important and
emergency phone numbers.
a safe alternate location in case of an extended outage. Tune to local news
broadcasts for the latest weather and emergency information.
Customers can find additional tips on preparing for a
storm on our website, pepco.com.