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Posted at 4:53 AM ET, 07/ 7/2010

About 1,000 without power in D.C.

By Mike McPhate

Update, 10 a.m.: Pepco expects to have the burnt cable near Linden Place NE and 12th Street NE repaired by about 2 p.m., company spokesman Andre Francis said.

The number of D.C. outages has dropped to about 1,000, he said.

Francis asked residents to try to set their thermostats at no less than 78 degrees and reduce use of heavy appliances while the repair is performed.

Update, 7:07 a.m.: Power outages in D.C. are down to about 1,300, Pepco spokesman Andre Francis said. The company expects that number to fall below 800 by 9 a.m. as crews work to repair a burnt cable near Linden Place NE and 12th Street NE.

Outages in Montgomery County have fallen to 60, Francis said.

Original post, 4:53 a.m.: More than 3,000 customers were without power across Washington Wednesday morning as the region wakes to another day of scorching temperatures.

The outages were concentrated mostly in parts of Northeast and Southeast D.C., according to Pepco’s power outage map. More than 800 customers are without power in Montgomery County.

Power companies have been asking customers to help ease the burden on the electrical grid as air-conditioners across the region are cranked up to battle the heat.

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-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | July 7, 2010; 4:53 AM ET
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Comments

PEPCO is not estimating that power will not be restored until 5am tomorrow. Every couple hours their estimate changes. Nice work PEPCO! Hire a capable troubleshooter, please.

Posted by: Steamed-On-G-St-NE | July 7, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

PEPCO is now estimating that power will not be restored until 5am tomorrow. Every couple hours their estimate changes. Nice work PEPCO! Hire a capable troubleshooter, please.

Posted by: Steamed-On-G-St-NE | July 7, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

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