Power Outage Hits Hundreds of Hill East Homes

by Andrea Swalec March 2, 2015 at 8:55 am 4 Comments

Candles (Photo via Flickr/curiouskiwi)

(Updated at 4:35 p.m.) With temperatures below freezing, a stretch of Hill East is without electricity again after lights first flickered off last night.

More than 500 Pepco customers in the southeast corner of Capitol Hill, just west of Congressional Cemetery, are without electricity. The first outages were reported about 6 p.m. Sunday and included about 625 customers.

Workers restored service about 10 a.m. Monday, Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey said. Then, electricity disappeared again about 1 p.m.

Traffic signals at Pennsylvania and Potomac avenues SE were also not working.

On Twitter, residents voiced their frustration about the continued outages.

Underground cables were affected by flooding near Pennsylvania and Potomac avenues SE, the Pepco spokesman said this morning.

The latest service restoration time is no later than 5:30 p.m. Work was previously expected to take until 8 p.m.

Photo via Flickr/curiouskiwi

  • Ray

    This is the second time in a week this has happened. Why didn’t Pepco fix the problem the first time?

  • Eric

    It’s been in and out since 10am. So, it’s premature to say it’s fixed.

    • Pepco said earlier today that it was fixed. And we reported that. And we’re getting more info now. Stay tuned!

  • Morris

    This is incredibly frustrating. Pepco keeps on pushing the estimated fix time back. I called them, and after an 11 minute wait, I asked if it would be possible to get a more accurate estimate so we could determine if we need to make alternative arrangements for a place to stay, eat, etc. and I was told I would be transferred to another agent who would help me, but was actually just hung up on instead. What a company…


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