Pepco Cites Serious Progress Third Night After Storm | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Pepco Cites Serious Progress Third Night After Storm

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

Things are returning to normal for much of Montgomery County in Maryland, but there are still thousands of residents and businesses waiting to get their power back three days after the weekend's brief but intense storm.

Pepco says repair crews made serious progress in the last 24 hours, restoring power to more than 70,000 residents and businesses overnight.

Company spokesman Clay Anderson says some customers will have to wait until Thursday to have their power restored, but expects to get the lion's share of affected areas restored today.

"So by Thursday, hopefully we're just taking the last few remaining customers," he says. "Thursday is still of course the target date, but Wednesday - today - looks really good for the overwhelming majority of our customers."

The power company brought in 350 utility repair and tree removal crews from outside the area to help with the storm recovery. Those crews have gathered at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds and are being dispatched from there.

Pepco says the crews will remain in the area until all the work is done.

NPR

'Passages' Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey

Gail Sheehy is famous for her in-depth profiles of influential people, as well as her 1976 book on common adult life crises. Now she turns her eye inward, in her new memoir Daring: My Passages.
NPR

Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
NPR

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
NPR

In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns in their work.

Leave a Comment

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