Wednesday, March 6, 2013
About 130 were out of power in Chevy Chase and Silver Spring.
A major snowstorm that is predicted to bring up to 8 inches of snow to Montgomery County by Wednesday evening affected few electricity customers Wednesday morning. Pepco's online StormCenter shows 128 out of power in the Chevy Chase zip code of 20815, and fewer than five homes out of power in Silver Spring. Pepco announced that it brought in additional restoration crews from Alabama and Georgia to assist in case power outages are widespread. Heavy, wet snow and high winds can affect power lines and result in outages, the utility said. To report power outages and downed wires to Pepco, call 1-877-737-2662.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Catch up on headlines this week from across Montgomery County.
An attempted murder that may have stemmed from a dice game dispute; a health scare for the mayor of Rockville; school security upgrades and a wedding for the first same-sex couple in Montgomery County. These are just a few of the stories Patch reported this week. Get caught up on top headlines here. Dice Game Dispute May Have Led to Shooting Involving Germantown Man GERMANTOWN—A New Year’s Day shootout in Silver Spring that resulted in attempted murder charges against a Germantown man may have stemmed from a five-month dispute over a dice game and some money. The full story is at Germantown Patch. Gaithersburg Same Sex Couple First To Wed In Montgomery County Court GAITHERSBURG—Gaithersburg's Joe Rouch and Jeff Aberle were the first same …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Only 29 Pepco customers in Chevy Chase were still without power on the Wednesday evening following the Frankenstorm.
Only 29 Pepco customers in the Chevy Chase ZIP code 20815 were without power at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, according to Pepco's Storm Center website. The causes for these power outages were still "under evaluation," according to the Storm Center website. On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30, Pepco stated that it expected to have 90 percent of power outages resulting from Hurricane Sandy restored by 8 a.m. Wednesday. More than 100,000 outages from the Frankenstorm had been resolved by 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Pepco statement. Pepco is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region to support that organization's relief efforts, the statement added. Did you lose power during Hurricane Sandy? If so, for how long …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Pepco "relieved" that storm did not generate as many outages as anticipated.
Hurricane Sandy left more than 10,200 Pepco customers in Montgomery County without power as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to Pepco's Storm Center website. In comparison, the derecho of June 29, 2012, left more than 17,000 people in Montgomery County without power for a week, Patch reported last summer. "Pepco is relieved that the storm did not generate as many outages as we had anticipated," Pepco spokesman Clay Anderson told Patch Tuesday. "In Montgomery County, we are looking at outages that are spread across the county, pretty widely dispersed," Anderson said. In particular, Pepco is working to clean up a number of trees that came down during the storm in Bethesda and Potomac, Anderson added. Estimated power restoration times …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Power outages increased in Montgomery County as Hurricane Sandy grew closer to making landfall Monday evening.
More than 8,400 Pepco customers were without power in Montgomery County by 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29:
Marylanders without power number 75,000 as Sandy picks up speed and intensity.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall between 8 and 10 p.m. Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a 5 p.m. press conference. The number of Maryland residents without power reached 75,000 just after 5 p.m., O’Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. “The storm is becoming stronger in her center with 90 mile an hour winds,” O’Malley said. “The good news is she’s moving faster.” If the storms continue to move fast, it may be in Maryland for a shorter time than the originally predicted 24 to 36 hours, O’Malley said. In addition to power outages, the number of which will increase, the state is monitoring flooding. Five to six inches of rain have already fallen, and another six inches is expected to…
About 2,300 are out of power in Bethesda, down from about 3,500 at the height of the storm.
Update, 9:10 a.m.: The lights appear to be coming back on in Bethesda. Pepco is reporting fewer than 800 customers out of power. Many eateries including Zen Tara Tea and Bethesda Bagels are open for business. Update, Oct. 30, 7:20 a.m.: Outage numbers are dwindling in Bethesda, down to about 2,300 from about 3,500 reported at the height of the storm. More than half of those out of power are in the 20817 zip, where 1,555 customers were reported out of power. Update, 11:30 p.m.: Outages are surging in Bethesda as Sandy brings rain and high winds to Montgomery County. The 20817 zip code is the hardest hit, with Pepco is reporting more than 2,500 out of power. Nearly 600 are out in the downtown Bethesda zip code of 20814, and nearly 400 are …
In the early stages of storm, Pepco reports 2,500 outages in Montgomery County.
More than 2,500 Pepco customers were without power in Montgomery County, Pepco reported Monday afternoon. Pepco's Storm Center website reported that the following ZIP codes were experiencing power outages as of about 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29:
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
As Hurricane Sandy arrives in Maryland, more than 24,000 state residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced in a press briefing Monday afternoon. “This is a very, very dangerous storm and she is intensifying at her center,” he said. O'Malley reiterated that trees, poles and power lines will be knocked down. “The main message of the day is to hunker down and to stay inside,” he said. In the half-hour prior the briefing, which began just after 2 p.m., the number of Marylanders without power rose from around 1,000 to more than 24,000, O'Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. One person died in a weather-related car crash in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday, The Washington …
Although the storm has not yet made landfall in the Mid-Atlantic states, power outages already are being reported, according to Pepco's Storm Center website.
Although Hurricane Sandy hadn't yet made landfall in the Mid-Atlantic region by Monday afternoon, power outages already were being reported on Pepco's Storm Center website. As of 2:15 p.m. on Monday, the following ZIP codes in Montgomery County and Northwest and Northeast Washington, DC, were experiencing power outages, according to Pepco's website: The National Weather Service expects high winds to begin Monday afternoon and to continue in Maryland for about 24 to 36 hours, according to a statement from the Maryland Public Service Commission. "The particular challenges posed by Hurricane Sandy, including sustained periods of powerful winds and flooding, may limit restoration efforts in the early hours, but the [Maryland Public Service] …