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Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Power restored after storm, Pepco says

Power has been restored to about 99 percent of those who lost it during Friday’s severe storm, Pepco said Sunday night.

At one point 45,000 homes and businesses lost electricity during the storm.

Bladensburg, where a microburst was reported, suffered the most severe damage, but nearby neighborhoods were also affected. They included Cheverly and Hyattsville in Prince George’s County and Michigan Park and Fort Lincoln in the District. .

“We had about 700 personnel, assisted by about 150 field support personnel, out today,” said Thomas H. Graham, President, Pepco Region. “We appreciate our customers’ patience until we get this totally wrapped up.”

As of 5:45 p.m., Prince George’s County had about 340 customers without power, and the District of Columbia had just over 100. Montgomery County has already been fully restored, Pepco said. .

The utility said that much of the damage was caused by trees. Many were uprooted and some crashed into buildings. Trees also tore down wires, and broke or damaged utility poles.

Pepco asked customers without power who did not report outages to asked to by call 1-877-PEPCO62, or visit pepco.com. The utility said that if power comes back on briefly but then goes out again, the new problem should be reported.

 

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