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Posted at 3:14 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Power restored after NW DC outage

By Associated Press
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A technician works to repair power lines in Reston after severe storms wiped out power for tens of thousands of customers in the Washington region in July.


Power has been restored after a Pepco outage in northwest Washington that at one point affected more than 1,600 customers.

A spokeswoman for Pepco, Camille Smith, says the outage began about 10 a.m.

Thursday when a breaker tripped at one of the company’s substations. Most customers had their power restored by shortly before 1 p.m.

The breaker was tripped by a downed wire, and Pepco suspects high winds were to blame for the downed wire.

Power outage in NW D.C. affects 1,600
12:22 p.m
Pepco says a power outage is affecting about 1,600 customers in northwest Washington.

A spokeswoman for Pepco, Camille Smith, says the outage began about 10 a.m. Thursday when a breaker tripped at one of the company’s substations. Smith says the outage is expected to last up to a few hours.

It was not clear why the breaker tripped.

By Associated Press  | December 23, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  DC  
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