Power outages throughout region
5:35 P.M. UPDATE: Pepco officials have requested the help of additional crews from an Ohio utility, according to The Post's Michael Ruane, but it may be Thursday before all power is restored. The additional crews are not expected to join Pepco's workers until Tuesday morning.
4:55 P.M. UPDATE: Pepco is providing its own album of storm-related photos on Facebook.
1:18 P.M. UPDATE: The District is providing cooling centers for people affected by the outages:
-- Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St. NE, 202-671-3077
-- Emery Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-576-3211
-- Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-282-2204
-- Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center, 1743 Lincoln Rd. NE, 202-576-5642
1:05 P.M. UPDATE: This just in from Andre Francis at Pepco: For all customers who need to report downed power lines, please call 202-872-3432
12:55 P.M. UPDATE: Apparently, Pepco's outage system has been giving incorrect information, so they took it down to fix it. This according to a tweet from Andre Francis.
NOON UPDATE: PepcoConnect's Andre Francis just tweeted that the utility has about 225,000 people without power.
11:45 A.M. UPDATE: BGE is reporting 18,695 customers out in Anne Arundel; 371 in Howard; 90 in Montgomery; and 8.630 in Prince George's. We're having difficulty getting Pepco numbers, but at last report it was in excess of 230,000.
8:45 A.M. UPDATE:
Things are slightly better in Northern Virginia, with nearly 10,000 people lacking power (down from 12,000 earlier this morning). Things are much the same for Pepco customers: About 178,000 customers without power in Montgomery County, about 34,000 in Prince George's County and about 22,000 in the District.
8 A.M. UPDATE:
There's little change in the outages around the region. According to Pepco, the numbers in Montgomery County (182,000 customers), Prince George's County (36,000) and the District (22,000) are much the same. There are still 12,000 without power in Northern Virginia.
7 A.M. UPDATE:
The outages continue unabated. There are still about 12,000 without power in Northern Virginia, according to Dominion Virginia Power. And about 242,000 Pepco customers lack power, according to that company: more than 179,000 customers in Montgomery County, 37,000 customers in Prince George's County and 24,000 in the District.
Widespread power outages are going to wreak havoc throughout the morning rush hour. Fallen trees have downed wires, which in many regions means out-of-service traffic lights. Expect these outages to linger throughout the morning rush hour and at least through much of Monday.
According to Pepco's outage map, the District has more than 20,000 customers without power. There are about 70 trees and large tree limbs down in the District, causing structural damage and outages, according to the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. In Montgomery County, some 187,000 customers have no power, while about 270 traffic lights lack power. Around 19,000 customers are impacted in Prince George's County, largely in the area northeast of the District. And about 12,000 customers lack power in Northern Virginia, according to Dominion Virginia Power.
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