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Tens Of Thousands Of Pepco Customers Without Power

Pepco representatives say they hope to have service restored shortly.
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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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