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Posted at 5:34 AM ET, 07/19/2010

More than 6,900 without power in Md.

By Mike McPhate

This post was updated at 7:45 a.m.

More than 2,700 customers were without power in Montgomery County early Monday after thunderstorms battered utility lines overnight.

Toppling trees and branches brought down electrical wires at several locations in Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville, Pepco spokesman Clay Anderson said.

Glen Road in Potomac was closed between Travilah and Piney Meetinghouse Roads after an uprooted tree pulled lines into the roadway, Anderson said. Repairs were expected to last through the morning rush.

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. was reporting more than 4,200 outages in Anne Arundel County Monday morning, and Virginia Dominion Power had more than 700 outages in northern Virginia.

Web site: Pepco power outage map
Weather forecast: Summer stickiness and storms

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | July 19, 2010; 5:34 AM ET
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Our power didn't go out completely. But, we did have several bumps. So, I guess we should consider ourselves lucky last night.

Here it is 2010 (he said rubbing his eyes) and the power companies can't even keep the power on during a "minor" thunderstorm. It seems that absolutely no progress has been made by utilities since the 1950s and 60s in keeping the power on and constant, unless you live in an area where the wires have been put underground. Yet, the rates go up, up, up. Pathetic.

Posted by: putdepuckindenet | July 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Mike,

It is Glen Road, not Glenn Road.

Posted by: Marc_5 | July 19, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

did you read the article? trees. cut down all the trees and we won't have this problem.

Posted by: pcstench | July 19, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Our power didn't go out completely. But, we did have several bumps. So, I guess we should consider ourselves lucky last night.
Here it is 2010 (he said rubbing his eyes) and the power companies can't even keep the power on during a "minor" thunderstorm. It seems that absolutely no progress has been made by utilities since the 1950s and 60s in keeping the power on and constant, unless you live in an area where the wires have been put underground. Yet, the rates go up, up, up. Pathetic.
Posted by: putdepuckindenet | July 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse
Progress??? Do you see the wires running down the road way??? If by progress you mean Pepco has not figured out how to control the weather then yes you are correct. As long as we have electrical lines running above ground and storms that take down trees TECHNOLOGY has nothing to do with a power failureā€¦.

Posted by: askgees | July 19, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but THAT wasn't much weather last night. And, still the power goes off and on. Where we are, if the wind blows 20-25 mph the lights flicker and there's a real possibility the power will go out completely. I don't remember it ever being this touchy, going back decades, is all I'm saying.

Posted by: putdepuckindenet | July 19, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

to putdepuckindenet:
It doesn't make any difference how much weather there was last night?
The tree fell down and took the lines out.

PEPCO is not responsible for the tree.

Great blog name, though.

Posted by: bflorhodes | July 19, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

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