power outages

July 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Heat Wave: Montgomery County officials have posted some online health and safety tips to beat the heat during this week-long heat wave. For more information about staying cool, visit the county’s Summer of Safety website. 2. Power Outages: Pepco officials say they are […]

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May 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Collision on Darnestown Road in Beallsville

UPDATED 8:03 p.m. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a one car fatal collision that occurred Friday afternoon in Beallsville. According to police, it happened at 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of Darnestown Road and Beallsville Road. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Darnestown Road near Beallsville Road, […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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January 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds of Pepco Customers Without Power in Montgomery County

UPDATED 4:27 p.m. There are now just over 300 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County. UPDATED 1:27 p.m. The power is coming back on for some without power this Saturday. Totals now down to just over 800 customers in Montgomery County. UPDATED 12:18 p.m. There are over now over 1,500 Pepco customers in Montgomery […]

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January 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

What to Do When the Power Goes Out

So what do you do if your power out goes out during this weekend’s winter storm? Three power companies provide electrical service to Montgomery County residents, depending on where you live, and all the companies request  that their customers report power outages and downed electrical wires. Here is how to do that: BG&E Call 877.778.2222 or […]

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January 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues Blizzard Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning that is now in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Sunday. According to the Warning, heavy snow and wind gusts are expected Friday afternoon through Saturday night. Sleet may mix with with the snow Friday night into Saturday morning east of I-95 […]

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June 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Strong Storms Pound Montgomery County, Trees Downed

Thousands of Montgomery County residents were left in the dark last night as severe thunderstorms moved across Montgomery County downing trees and power lines Tuesday evening. According to Pepco online outage maps, at the height of the storm over 12,000 customers in Montgomery County were without power.  On Wednesday morning, 89 Pepco customers in Montgomery […]

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April 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Pepco Investigates Power Outages

UPDATED Pepco officials say they are investigating reports of power outages in Washington, D.C. and some areas of Maryland. Following the reports, Pepco issued the following statement: “Shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday we experienced a dip in voltage in the Washington D.C. area. This was caused by an issue with a transmission line. There was […]

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March 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

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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 […]

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February 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

High Winds and Below Zero Wind Chills Keep First Responders Busy in Montgomery County

A combination of high winds, snow and extremely cold temperatures kept first responders busy in Montgomery County on Saturday night. The National Weather Service has issued several weather advisories for Montgomery County this holiday weekend because of an arctic air mass that moved into our area. A high wind advisory remains in effect from now until 2 […]

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