Power Outage Hits Hundreds of Hill East Homes
(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.
@HillNowNEWS Thanks! Power was restored for a few hours and is now out AGAIN.
— Saul Loeb (@saulloeb) March 2, 2015
20 minutes of power before it goes back out? Glad I didn't reset the clocks and count on the house getting above 60 degrees! @PepcoConnect
— Erica (@Legsforminutes) March 2, 2015
@HillNowNEWS power is out @ 15th and Penn SE.. Again!!
— Daria Dawson (@DariaCharlei) March 2, 2015
Dear Pepco, thanks for saving us money by not allowing us to use electricity for the past 14 hours, but I'd really prefer to be warm. Thanks
— Ben Park (@benparkshere) March 2, 2015
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.
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