Roughly 400,000 people are without power in the Washington area in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Thousands in Virginia are without power as former Hurricane Sandy moves away from the state.
Residents of the D.C. Metropolitan area should be hoping they don’t experience any major power outages in the next few days, with Dominion power short over one hundred employees.
Power outages had utility company employees working overtime this weekend after heavy rains wiped out electricity for many Maryland residents.
In the days following the late June derecho storm that left hundreds of thousands of residents without power in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, everyone was questioning why our power lines were still above ground whey they’re subjected to severe weather, when we can just put them below ground and be done with it.
Maryland residents are calling for regulators to rethink a decision that allows utility companies to bill its customers to recover profits lost in the day following a power outage. And regulators may be listening.
Pepco is defending its response to the deadly outbreak of thunderstorms last month that left hundreds of thousands of Baltimore-Washington area customers without electricity for several sweltering days.
Severe thunderstorms tore through the Washington region, leaving thousands of residents without power and flooding roads.
Metro officials say a hardware failure caused their train monitoring system to shut down twice over the weekend.
Senators Jim Rosapepe and Brian Frosh say the money would fund a “Surge Reserve” of trained workers to end long power failures.