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Workers from Pepco repair power lines in the Woodley Park neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

About 42,000 Without Power in Washington Area

Crews are still working to restore power to thousands in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia after winds from superstorm Sandy downed trees and power lines.


A power line is repaired on Foxhall Road in the District in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Power Outages: 400K D.C. Area Residents in the Dark

Roughly 400,000 people are without power in the Washington area in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.



Power Outages Surpass 100,000 in Northern Virginia

Thousands in Virginia are without power as former Hurricane Sandy moves away from the state.


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Hurricane Isaac Pulls Almost 500 D.C. Utility Employees Down To Florida

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.


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Heavy Rains Wash Out Electricity In Maryland

Power outages had utility company employees working overtime this weekend after heavy rains wiped out electricity for many Maryland residents.


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Register To Speak At First ‘Powerline Undergrounding’ Meeting Thursday

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.


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Maryland PSC To Reconsider Utility Reimbursement Policy In Event Of Power Outages

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.


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Pepco Defends Response To Massive Power Outages

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.


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More Storms Hit Washington Region Causing Thousands Of More Outages

Severe thunderstorms tore through the Washington region, leaving thousands of residents without power and flooding roads.


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Hardware Failure Caused Outages On Metro Over Weekend

Metro officials say a hardware failure caused their train monitoring system to shut down twice over the weekend.