Pepco Ready for Potentially Damaging Storms
Severe Weather May Produce Outages
Pepco is monitoring the approach of a cold front, which is expected to move through the region early this afternoon and into the evening, sparking severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing 60 mph wind gusts, hailstones, lightning strikes and a small chance for an isolated tornado.
These storms could damage the electric system and cause power outages. In response, Pepco has scheduled additional field and call center personnel to be ready for the restoration of service.
The company has about 150 internal linemen, 250 contractors and 180 tree-trimming personnel assigned to the system. Should Pepco need assistance, the company could potentially draw upon resources from our family of companies including those from Baltimore Gas & Electric, PECO in Philadelphia and ComEd in Chicago.
Customers are asked to please report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or downed wires, please call 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662), follow the prompts, and please ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through pepco.com or through the company’s mobile app.
Pepco provides a “Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet” that can be downloaded from its website (www.pepco.com). Find additional information by visiting www.pepco.com. Follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/pepcoconnect and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pepcoconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.pepco.com/mobileapp.