Pepco Anticipates Power Outages with Approaching Storm
Pepco is continuing to monitor the weather forecast and has crews prepared to restore outages for the winter storm forecasted for March 5. Pepco announced they have about 150 internal linemen and more than 400 contractors who are available for restoration as needed. Call Centers are staffed and prepared.
Pepco reminds customers that heavy wet snow can bring tree limbs into contact with power lines causing power outages. Outages can also occur due to drivers skidding into utility poles along slippery icy roads. Pepco will work around the clock to restore any outages that may occur.
Pepco urges customers to stay clear of working crews and any wires hanging loose from poles or lying on the ground. Customers should always assume that downed wires are energized and avoid them. Customers are asked to immediately report a downed wire by calling 1.877.PEPCO.62 (1.877.737.2662).
It is important that customers report their outages and request a call back to verify their power has been restored. Outages may be reported by calling 1.877.PEPCO62 (1.877.737.2662), visiting pepco.com or through Pepco’s mobile app, available for download at pepco.com/mobile app.
Pepco urges customers to check their emergency supply kits and be prepared in case they do lose power. Emergency kits should include a battery-powered radio or television, flashlight, a first-aid kit, battery-powered or windup clock, extra batteries, special needs items, an insulated cooler and a list of important and emergency phone numbers.
Identify a safe alternate location in case of an extended outage. Tune to local news broadcasts for the latest weather and emergency information.
Customers can find additional tips on preparing for a storm on Pepco’s website, pepco.com.