For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2016) -
Pepco announced this evening that power to 200 customers who lost power because
of an underground equipment failure should be restored by noon tomorrow.
The outage that impacted
parts of the Smithsonian, the federal government and some residences was caused
by underground equipment failure and at this time heat is not believed to be
The outage occurred around
noon today near 3rd and E Street Southwest and Pepco immediately
dispatched multiple crews to the site to work underground.
Pepco has already contacted
specific customers impacted by the outage to provide updates and alert them to
the restoration process.
As always, crews will
continue to work around the clock until all customers are restored. Pepco has
dispatched its mobile command site to the area and will be providing updates in
real time as they become available.
Pepco is also assisting some
of the effected agencies and is working to supply a portable generator to the
residential customers who lost power.
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