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.
Thousands of electricity customers in Virginia remain without service but utility crews are making progress.
Hundreds of thousands from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic were preparing to spend the Fourth of July like America’s founders did in 1776, without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning.
Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 22 storm deaths could rise because of stifling conditions and generator fumes.
The federal government went back to work Tuesday, but plenty of public schools are still without power. Also, some government agencies are giving their employees to work from home. See the full list of closings.