Lightning Strike Causes Pepco Power Outage in Silver Spring

pepco-lineman-sliderimage450x280Power has been restored to approximately 1,200 Pepco customers who were without electricity earlier today following a lightning strike that brought down some wires in the Silver Spring area.

Bob Hainey, a Pepco spokesperson, said the outage was first reported at 4:45 am. on Monday morning

Hainey said the wires were downed in the 1500 block of East West Highway.

According to Hainey, power was restored to all customers by 7:30 a.m. today.


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One Response to “Lightning Strike Causes Pepco Power Outage in Silver Spring”

  1. On July 27, 2015 at 10:38 am Mitsuko Herrera responded with... #

    My power went out and it was back around 7:30 am. I’m actually pleased with PEPCO’s response. The rain was coming down hard with lightening in the wee hours this am

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