What to Do When the Power Goes Out

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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 report an outage or downed wires online. View a map of BG&E’s power outages here.

Pepco
Call 1.877.737.2662 to report an outage or downed wires or complete a report online. Pepco asks customers to request a call back when reporting an outage. This helps them verify if an individual or small group of outages still exist. Another option for reporting and monitoring outages is the Pepco mobile app which may be downloaded to your phone or tablet. View a map of Pepco power outages.

Potomac Edison
Call 1.888.544.4877 to report an outage or downed electrical wire. Reports may also be made online here. Report your outage via text message by texting REG to 54487. A mobile app is also available for reporting and monitoring outages.  Potomac Edison outages maps are available here.

 

More information about winter storm preparation is available on the Montgomery County website.

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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