Day 3 of outages: More than 1,500 affected
This post was updated at 9 a.m.
Even as Pepco workers finally restored power in the H Street NE neighborhood darkened by outages since Monday night, a new problem in upper Northwest D.C. has cut off power to more than 1,200 residents.
Pepco spokesman Clay Anderson said a distribution line located in the Chevy Chase area went out about 11 p.m. Wednesday. He said the unit would be fixed "in next several hours."
Thousands of Northeast D.C. residents were without power for more than two days this week as crews worked to repair a burnt cable near Linden Place NE and 12th Street NE that had buckled under the strain of soaring temperatures and increased usage.
A dozen or so customers remain without power in the neighborhood, the company said.
Pepco is also reporting more than 300 outages in Montgomery County.
Power companies have been asking customers to help ease the burden on the electrical grid by setting thermostats at no less than 78 degrees and reducing use of heavy appliances.
Temperatures are expected to top out Thursday afternoon in the mid-to-upper 90s, according to the Post's Capital Weather Gang.
Earlier: About 1,000 without power in D.C.
-- Mike McPhate
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