Pepco: 30,800 Still Without Power Days After Storm | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Pepco: 30,800 Still Without Power Days After Storm

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Pepco says it has restored power to 90 percent of customers who lost electricity three days ago.

The utility says about 30,800 customers were still in the dark at noon Wednesday. About 23,000 of those outages are in Montgomery County.

Pepco says power should be restored to most customers by Thursday. More than 300,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia lost power after thunderstorms swept through the area on Sunday.

Pepco says crews are working around the clock, and 400 workers from outside its service territory have been brought in.

Baltimore Gas + Electric reports that power has been restored to all but about 100 of the more than 120,000 customers who lost service. Power has also been restored to 94,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
NPR

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
NPR

'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
NPR

'Respect The Robot': Giant Robots Oversee Traffic In Kinshasa

Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.