About 600 without power in NW
Pepco officials say they are working to restore power to about 600 people near the 1400 block of Chapin Street NW.
Pepco spokesman Andre Francis said the outage occurred after utility crews were sent in to repair a water main break on Chapin between 14th and 15th streets NW. But DC Water spokesman Alan Heymann said the cause of the power outage has not been determined and that there was no water main break. Crews were performing a tap repair.
The repair has been made and all customers in the area have water.
Power in the area should be restored by 6 p.m., Francis said.
Repairs lead to power outage in NW D.C.
A utility crew digging in the 1400 block of Chapin Street NW Wednesday hit an underground power line, leaving 600 people without power, officials said.
Pepco spokesman Andre Francis said the outage occurred after crews were sent in to repair a water main break on Chapin between 14th and 15th streets NW. "Somebody dug into the line and we have crews working out there to restore that power to those customers," Francis said.
Power should be restored by 6 p.m.
D.C. Water officials said 100 homes and two fire hydrants were affected by the water main break and that repairs were expected to take 8 to 10 hours.
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