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Posted at 8:03 PM ET, 02/21/2010

Smoke streams from District manhole

By Eric Athas

Power was cut off temporarily to about 900 homes and businesses in Northwest Washington Sunday evening after a problem with a high-voltage line sent smoke streaming from a manhole, authorities said.

The problem occurred about 5: 30 p.m. in the neighborhood around 9th and Upshur Streets NW in the Petworth area of the District.

Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey said power was cut off for about an hour and a half. The cause of the problem in the feeder line could not be learned immediately.

--Martin Weil

By Eric Athas  | February 21, 2010; 8:03 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  district smoke manhole  
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