Power Outages Hit About 3,500 D.C. Area Customers

Wednesday, April 15, 2009; 10:21 AM

Problems with two feeder lines caused power outages this morning for about 3,500 Pepco customers, but officials are in the process of restoring service, the company said.

A fault in the feeder line from the Benning Road substation at 8:20 a.m. shut down power to about 2,300 customers in Northeast Washington, said Pepco spokesman Robert Dobkin. He said the company is rerouting power in the area to get customers back online.

A second outage on a line from the King Wood subdivision knocked out power to 1,200 customers in Suitland. Power is also in the process of being restored there, according to Dobkin.

He said the outages were not related.

-- Washington Post reports

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