August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on a Council work session to discuss what caused a 911 outage, a zoning text amendment that would ban all non-permanent signs in the public right away, and the latest on solar panels going up at county buildings. You can watch the […]

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July 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

County’s 911 System Experiences Overnight Outage July 9

UPDATED Montgomery County’s emergency 911 system experienced an outage that lasted about two hours Sunday night into early Monday morning. County Spokerperson Patrick Lacefield told Bethesda Beat that the outage was caused by a malfunctioning air conditioner and electrical power failures. According to police, residents who called 911 and the non-emergency 301.279.8000 phone lines, received a […]

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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Pepco Says Company Is Prepared for Winter Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and rain from 10 p.m. tonight until tomorrow morning. Residents are advised to expect between one to three inches of snow. Pepco officials said they are monitoring the storm and have about 150 linemen, 200 contractors and 200 tree crews available to respond. […]

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July 23, 2015 | Aline Barros

Large Power Outage Hits Residents and Businesses in Silver Spring and Chevy Chase

Two power outages- on July 19 and 22- hit 2,000 residents in Chevy Chase and Silver Spring area. Pepco Spokesperson Bob Hainey said the first power outage was caused by a downed tree limb while the second incident was caused by a crew cutting grass near Metro’s Grosvenor station. The crew hit a wire, which […]

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June 19, 2015 | Krista Brick

UPDATED: About 3,000 Pepco Customers Without Power

UPDATED, June 19, 10:45 a.m. –  Pepco has restored power to about 1,000 customers in Gaithersburg but there are still more than 1,000 customers without power in Bethesda. According to Pepco Spokesman Bob Hainey, crews brought about 1,000 customers back online from the Kentlands and Lakelands communities in Gaithersburg but about 500 in that area […]

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January 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Snow Causing Accidents, Limited Power Outages, Closures (UPDATED)

UPDATED, Jan. 6 – 5:43 p.m. Montgomery County Police is reporting on its Twitter account that officers have responded to more than 100 property damage and personal injury collisions today. Since 5am, MCP officers have responded to approximately 100 property damage/personal injury collisions. — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) January 6, 2015 UPDATED, Jan. 6, 1:22 […]

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January 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Libraries Director Issues Statement About Server Outage

The Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) system is in recovery mode after what officials describe as an “unprecedented” server outage over the holidays. MCPL Director Parker Hamilton has posted a message to library users on the MCPL website. You can read her statement below: “Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) experienced an unprecedented downtime this past […]

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September 24, 2014 | Krista Brick

Power Outage Reported in Montgomery Village

UPDATED, Sept. 23, 10:53 a.m.- A Pepco spokesman said there is an equipment failure on one of the main lines in the area and crews are headed to the scene of the outage Wednesday. ORIGINAL POST- More than 1,000 Pepco customers are without power in the Montgomery Village area Wednesday. According to the Pepco outage […]

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June 3, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Why is Pepco Frying a Hotdog on This Power Line? (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, learn about the dangers of a downed, live wire or powerline and the safety precautions taken during the restoration process of a power outage. Pepco’s Emergency Preparedness Manager Pete Pedersen narrates this demonstration. For more information, visit Pepco’s website. Related:

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October 10, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Thousands Lose Power in Montgomery County

UPDATED at 7 p.m. Power has been restored to most customers in Montgomery County. Online outage maps now show just 275 customers without power. ———————————————————————————————————————————– Pepco’s online outage maps indicate there are 2,325 customers without power in Montgomery County. Shortly after noon, Pepco Spokesperson Bob Hainey said a big tree fell on several spans of […]

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