Wed. post-storm roundup: Outages down
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The number of power outages across the Washington region declined sharply overnight. Pepco's tally dropped from about 75,000 Tuesday night to about 31,300 Wednesday, with roughly 24,300 in Montgomery County, 4,800 in Prince George’s County and 2,100 in the District. Dominion Power and BG&E are now both back within normal range.
Pepco says customers without power can get estimates on repair times at 877-737-2662.
-- Several Post readers complained Tuesday of problems with Comcast service. A spokeswoman said the company experienced "technical issues" Tuesday morning that knocked out some generators serving Montgomery County customers, but the problem was repaired by about 9:15 a.m. Customers should be getting normal service as power returns to homes, Alisha Martin said. If Comcast customers are continuing to have problems, they can call: 800-266-2278.
A Verizon spokesman said late Tuesday that about 14,000 customers were experiencing power-related service outages, down from about 30,000 Tuesday morning.
An RCN spokeswoman said the disruption to electricity had affected its network. The company is "proactively identifying and responding to service needs, including repairing damaged cables," said Michele Murphy.
A Cox spokesman said its customers had experienced no widespread outages since Monday afternoon.
-- All WSSC water restrictions have been lifted.
-- See government buildings, schools and libraries without power under the 'closures' category below.
TRAFFIC & TRANSIT
-- Less than 40 traffic signals remained dark in Montgomery County late Tuesday, officials said. Police officers are directing traffic at major intersections and temporary stop signs have been located at others. District transportation officials said late Tuesday that eight intersections are still dark, with five running on generators and three with portable stop signs. Motorists are advised to treat dark intersections as four-way stops.
Forty-five Montgomery County roads remain blocked by fallen trees or downed wires.
-- Ride On is operating on a normal schedule. Expect some delays due to signal outages and detours. Check www.rideonbus.com for more information.
-- Sadly, the steaminess makes a return Wednesday. The Capital Weather Gang says humidity and heat will build once again with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Get the full forecast at the Weather Gang blog.
-- To report power outages, call Pepco at 877-737-2662, Allegheny Power at 800-255-3443, Baltimore Gas & Electric at 877-778-2222, or Dominion at 866-366-4357.
To report “hot” wires or sparking wires, especially those across roadways, call 9-1-1.
To report downed trees in the public right-of-way, call 3-1-1, or, if calling from outside Montgomery County, 240-777-0311.
The cooling center at Richard Montgomery High School closed Wednesday morning.
The District kept two cooling centers open late Tuesday. It wasn't clear whether they would remain open Wednesday.
Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017
Prince George’s County
The New Carrollton Nutrition Center
6016 Princess Garden Parkway
Camp Springs Senior Center
6420 Allentown Road
For more information call 301-265-8450
Rollingcrest Community Center
6120 Sargent Road
Kentland Community Center
2411 Pinebrook Ave.
Station 810, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, Inc.
7411 Cherry Lane
Station 855, Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Inc.
3716 Rhode Island Avenue
Station 818, The Glenn Dale Fire Association, Inc.
11900 Glenn Dale Boulevard
Station 820, Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
14815 Pratt Street
Station 829, Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad
3900 Old Silver Hill Road
Station 832, Allentown Road Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
8709 Allentown Road
Bladensburg Community Center
4500 57th Ave.
Palmer Park Community Center
7720 Barlowe Road
Peppermill Community Center
610 Hill Rd.
Oakcrest Community Center
1300 Capitol Heights Blvd.
Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Drive
Suitland Community Center
5600 Regency Parkway
Marlow Heights Community Center
2800 St. Clair Dr.
-- The following libraries were closed late Tuesday: Aspen Hill, Kensington Park, Little Falls, Long Branch, Potomac, and Silver Spring.
-- Montgomery County College, Rockville Campus, will reopen Wednesday. Some power outages remain. Daytime classes and activities are canceled in five buildings: Music, Physical Education, Counseling and Advising, Art and the Performing Arts Center.
-- It wasn't clear whether Montgomery County government departments located at 255 Rockville Pike would be open Wednesday.
-- Coffield Community Center and Potomac Community Center are without power and are closed.
-- These Montgomery County parks facilities will all be open Wednesday: Cabin John Miniature Train, Cabin John Ice Rink, South Germantown Splash Park and Miniature Golf facility, Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center, Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park, the Black Hill Regional Park boat rental facility, Needwood boat rental facility (at Rock Creek Park), Meadowside Nature Center, the Park Permit Office in Silver Spring, Locust Grove Nature Center, Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens and the Visitors Center.
-- Wheaton Ice Rink, Wheaton Miniature Train and Brookside Nature Center remain closed.
-- These Summer Fun Center sites will be closed Wednesday: Chevy Chase Elementary, Highland View Elementary, Wheaton High School, Wyngate Elementary and Coffield Community Center.
-- Montgomery County Recreation Department Summer camps, programs and activities will be conducted Wednesday except for those held at closed schools.
Personal Pursuits and Camp Apollo will meet at Rock Terrace High and be transported off-site if the school remains without power. Big Pines, Little Pines and TR Summer Teen will meet at Bauer Drive Community Center. Project Discovery and Creative Afternoons will be canceled if Forest Knolls Elementary remains without power.
All up-county camp sites will return to normal scheduling. Extended and bus hubs will be in place, but there could be delays because of continued traffic signal outages and blocked roads.
All mid-county camp sites will return to normal scheduling. Extended and bus hubs will be in place, but there could be delays because of continued traffic signal outages and blocked roads.
Potomac Extended Camp and bus Route PT07 will be relocated to Bells Mill Elementary School. Center Stage, Third Quarter and Patowmack will be relocated to Bells Mill Elementary. Pyle Extended Camp, Arrowhead and the PY08 Bus route will be relocated to Lawton Community Center.
-- Ten Montgomery County schools facilities remained without power Wednesday morning. All activities at those buildings are canceled.
The closed schools are:
Burning Tree Elementary School
Carderock Springs Elem School
Glenallan Elementary School
Harmony Hills Elem School
Highland View Elem School
Julius West Middle School
Stephen Knolls School
Strathmore Elementary School
Westland Middle School
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