PEPCO Restores Storm Outages

Utility says power will return to all customers by Sunday night

Saturday, Jul 7, 2012  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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Neighbors: Power Still Out Where Pepco Says It's On

Frustration is growing among some Montgomery County residents who are still waiting on crews to help clean up the fallen trees and snapped power lines. They say they're not sure Pepco even knows there's a problem. News4's Chris Gordon reports from Silver Spring, Md.

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Residents in the Kemp Mill and Silver Spring areas of Montgomery County say Pepco is ignoring their power troubles.
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PEPCO says that it has restored power to all its customers in Pr. George's County and the District of Columbia who were affected by last week's powerful derecho storm.

In a statement, the utility said that power was restored to all of its customers in Prince George's County at approximately 11 p.m. Friday. Storm-related outages in D.C. were back online as of midday Saturday, while the last customers impacted by the storm were expected to get their power back by 11 p.m. Sunday.

As of 1:45 p.m. Saturday, 586 PEPCO customers were without power in D.C., while 968 were still dark in Montgomery County. 45 customers were without power in Prince George's County. Most of those outages are believed to be due to the extreme heat.

Temperatures were expected to reach triple digits Saturday, while both an excessive heat warning and a code red air quality alert was put into effect. 

In addition, PEPCO advised residents to prepare for possible outages as a result of thunderstorms, which are forecasted to hit the area Sunday.

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