For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2016) - Pepco is monitoring the approach of a cold front, which
is expected to move through the region early this afternoon and into the
evening, sparking severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing 60 mph
wind gusts, hailstones, lightning strikes and a small chance for an isolated
These storms could damage the electric
system and cause power outages. In response, Pepco has scheduled additional
field and call center personnel to be ready for the restoration of service.
The company has about 150 internal
linemen, 250 contractors and 180 tree-trimming personnel assigned to the system.
Should Pepco need assistance, the company could potentially draw upon resources
from our family of companies including those from Baltimore Gas & Electric,
PECO in Philadelphia and ComEd in Chicago.
Customers are asked to please
report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires.?
To report outages and/or downed wires, please call 1-877-PEPCO-62
(1-877-737-2662), follow the prompts, and please ask for a call back to confirm
that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through pepco.com or
through the company's mobile app.
Pepco provides a "Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet" that can be downloaded
from its website (www.pepco.com). Find additional information by visiting www.pepco.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pepcoconnect and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pepcoconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.pepco.com/mobileapp.