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Tens Of Thousands Of Pepco Customers Without Power

Pepco representatives say they hope to have service restored shortly.
Markette Smith
Pepco representatives say they hope to have service restored shortly.

Update: 2:49 p.m.: Affected customers have been cut nearly in half as Pepco seems to be getting a handle on the outages. Less than 1,700 D.C. customers remain without power, and the number in Prince George's is down to 22,835.

Original Story: As many as 49,086 Pepco customers are without power on Friday afternoon, after a large tree reportedly knocked out a transformer.

The outages began shortly after noon, and as of 1:40 p.m., including 43,963 customers in Prince George's County and 5,123 customers in D.C.

Pepco customers can report outages to the company  at 877-737-2662, and check whether they are in affected areas on their outages map.

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