It is almost day six without power, and crews are working non-stop to turn the lights back on. Still, almost 50,000 BGE customers are spending another night in the dark.
Utility companies say nearly 300,000 customers in the mid-Atlantic region are still in the dark days after Hurricane Irene blasted the area with heavy rain and winds.
A flash flood warning is in effect in the District of Columbia and officials are warning that the city could get more than 4 inches of rain over the next few hours as Hurricane Irene races up the Eastern Seaboard.
Baltimore Gas & Electric spokesman Rob Gould says the utility’s systems appear to be operating well, although inspections are ongoing following an earthquake along the East Coast.
Authorities say an elementary school in Fort Washington is without water on the first day of school following a water main break.
The D.C. Public Service Commission has adopted new performance standards for Pepco that could allow them to fine the utility up to $100,000 for each infraction.
Power is being restored after storms battered the Washington region overnight.
A new report by independent consultants says a Pepco plan aimed at reducing power outages was assembled hastily and should be revamped.
A unique store has just opened in Mt. Washington, where customers can do their holiday shopping while at the same time helping the hungry in Baltimore.