D.C. Hit by Widespread Power Outages

by HillNow.com April 7, 2015 at 1:05 pm 1,421 1 Comment

Eastern Market Metro station in the dark, April 7, 2015

(Updated at 3:05 p.m.) Locations throughout D.C., including in Navy Yard and in Southwest, mostly have regained power after an outage today affected more than 2,000 customers.

As of 3:05 p.m., Pepco’s website showed fewer than 100 outages near Nationals Park, along the National Mall, in the Washington Navy Yard complex and on 7th Street SW just south of I-395.

Several Metro stations were lit by backup units. But all of the stations had full power by 2:45 p.m., according to WMATA. Stations where the primary power source was down included Navy Yard, Eastern Market, Potomac Avenue, NoMa and Stadium-Armory.

The Smithsonian had evacuated the American Art Museum, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian and National Portrait Gallery. Outages also were reported at the White House and State Department, The Washington Post reported.

Pepco on Twitter attributed the outages to “an issue with a transmission line.”


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