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Residents Still in Dark After Sunday Storms



    Residents Still in Dark After Sunday Storms

    Another day goes by and thousands of people are still without power across the D.C. region.

    Pepco said it still hopes to restore everyone by Thursday night.

    By midday Wednesday, a little more than 31,000 customers remain powerless in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

    Montgomery County still has the most outages at 26,000, followed by Prince George's County at 5,300 and the District at 2,700.

    Many customers complained that Pepco's automated phone line, which is supposed to reveal estimated repair times, gave out inaccurate information to them.

    Company officials admitted Wednesday morning that there was a technical issue which has since been resolved. However, they warn that because of the on-going nature of repairs, wait times could change.

    Pepco also said it has prioritized their repairs by safety so hospitals, nursing homes and public works buildings get power back first. Pepco officials plan to speak with emergency officials to determine the next set of repairs.

    Between Pepco workers, out-of-town helpers and contractors, close to 1,000 crew members are on the streets trying to restore power. Their hope is to have everyone up and running by tomorrow night or, at the very latest, Friday night.