WASHINGTON (AP) — Pepco says it expects to return power by midnight to more than 1,500 customers north of Union Station.

BGE, meanwhile, says it is preparing for an approaching cold front could that could trigger thunderstorms and cause more outages.

In the Washington area, more than 2,000 Pepco customers were without power Wednesday afternoon, including several government agencies. The outages prompted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to close. Several D.C. government agencies also were closed due to the power outage. Those include the Department of Health, the Department of the Environment, the D.C. Housing Authority and others.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. sheriff says:

    The natives will be restless tonight in the jungle.

  2. JackDaniels says:


  3. Very Interesting. says:

    Other sources say that the power outage was caused by “faulty underground cables”. I guess they didn’t like the way that sounded. The intelligent reader might interpret that to mean that BGE failed to maintain the underground cables, and allowed them to fail. Since this caused a lengthy interruption of power to 1500 homes, in addition to government agencies (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) it would be best to remove any mention of responsibility for the lack of maintenance. Look for public ads on television and radio in the next few weeks; telling us how dedicated they are to providing uncompromised service to us. If it weren’t for a reduction of profits when an outage occurs, they wouldn’t bother to perform the shoddy “band aid repairs” to the cables at all.
    Too bad they don’t have the decency to say what needs to be said: “Get yourself a portable generator; to cope with the upcoming increases in power outages in the future”.

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