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Storm Alert: Pepco Calls in Extra Crews (Video)

UPDATED 7/18, 4:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montgomery County until 9 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m.

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.

The primary threat with these storms include heavy rain, damaging winds, large hail, lightning and isolated tornadoes.

In anticipation of severe thunderstorms, Pepco has scheduled additional line personnel, and Call Center personnel to work overnight. Pepco will continue to monitor the weather and customer outage activity and adjust its resource plans accordingly through Thursday.

Customers are urged to report outages and downed wires by calling, 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662) and follow the prompts.

Customers may also report outages by visiting

Here’s the weather outside MCM’s window on 7/18 at 4:20 p.m.:

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