Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Less than 15 customers were without power, as of late Wednesday morning.
A major snowstorm that is predicted to bring up to 8 inches of snow to Montgomery County by Wednesday evening affected few electricity customers Wednesday morning. Pepco's online StormCenter shows that less than 15 customers are without power in Montgomery County. Two homes are without power in the 20815 ZIP code, just east of the intersection of East-West Highway and Beach Drive in Silver Spring. Another cluster of outages were reported in the Kemp Mill neighborhood and in the Four Corners neighborhood of Silver Spring, both with less than five customers affected. Pepco announced that it brought in additional restoration crews from Alabama and Georgia to assist in case power outages are widespread. Heavy, wet snow and high winds can …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Power outage forces closure of Germantown Library, BlackRock Center for the Arts
(Updated 8:06 p.m.) Power has been restored to 17,000 Potomac Edison customers in Montgomery County, Potomac Edison spokesman David Kline told Patch. Kline said the power was restored at around 8 p.m. (Updated 6:42 p.m.) Germantown Library, BlackRock Center for the Arts and Upcounty Regional Services Center were forced to close Tuesday due to a massive poweroutage that left nearly 17,000 Potomac Edison customers in Northern Montgomery County in the dark. All programs scheduled for these facilities are cancelled for this evening, a county spokeswoman said. Library patrons are asked to check www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library for the latest update about the re-opening of library on Wednesday. — (Original) Nearly 17,000 Potomac Edison …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Some residents still left in the dark and heat nearly a week after Friday's damaging derecho storm.
Montgomery County Police commend three youths for act of kindness in Germantown after powerful storm
It was the hot, powerless Monday after a powerful storm tore through the county and police officers had to be outside in the heat directing traffic in Germantown. They were probably pretty thirsty, which made Reese, Logan, Jace feel sorry for them. So, the three, with help from mom, reportedly bought two cases of bottled water to the Montgomery County Police department’s 5th District station in Germantown. The happy and hopefully hydrated officers commended the boys’ act of kindness at the police department’s news blog, which referred to the boys as “guardian angels” and “three of our finest citizens.” Read the full story at MyMCPNews.com.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Residents cut off from emergency access describe a frustrating waiting game.
Tammy Hartwell spent last night on the floor in her mother-in-law’s basement. The cool surface is one of the few comforts available to her while she waits for officials to remove a tree that has left everyone on her block stranded, with no road access, no power and no water, she said. Like thousands of Montgomery County residents, Hartwell has been without power and other amenities since Friday’s storm. The destruction left by the powerful system prompted Gov. Martin O’Malley to declare a state of emergency, and the county to open cooling stations to beat the coinciding heat. The sudden nature of the storm has left PEPCO and several county and state agencies scrambling to address the needs of residents in areas like Montgomery Village. As …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Crews are being brought in from Oklahoma and the Carolinas to assist in repairs, Pepco Region President Tom Graham said Sunday.
It may take more than a week to restore power across the region in the wake of Friday's violent storms, Pepco Region President Tom Graham told WTOP Sunday morning. "We're working as quickly and safely as we can for our customers, but it's hard work. … It's very labor intensive," Graham said in an on-air interview. According to Graham, Pepco's early efforts have been focused on assessment and repairing the supply lines that feed the utility's substations. "Now that those have been solidified—and those resources have really been behind the scenes, working on the property, restoring that service—now you'll see a greater presence in the community from those resources," Graham said. Graham also said that the utility was bringing in mutual …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Follow the chart from the USDA to determine if your food will be safe, plus tips on cooking without power.
Well, your power is out. Or at least, it was out at some point on Friday and Saturday because of the violent storms. What do you do with food in the refrigerator and freezer when your power goes out? The United States Department of Agriculture says to keep meat, poultry, fish and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 degrees. Frozen food should be stored at or below zero degrees. Check out the attached PDF for information on cooking without power. The USDA advises to "keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature." "The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half …
Friday, October 1, 2010
Check out the most important stories from Patch
This week in Germantown news, police began their investigation into the rape of a 21-year old Silver Spring female. The suspect, described as a male in his 20's or 30's, short and with a medium build, is still at large. Also, Patch got more details into the County's unfortunate fiscal situation on Tuesday's meeting with the Office of Management and Budget and the county council. Turns out there's a $140 million gap between expected revenue and expenditures. In other news, Patch stopped by to find out what happened with the power outage at Seneca Valley high school and surrounding neighborhoods. Police said it was a blown transformer, Pepco disagreed. To satisfy the Chipotle lovers of Germantown we revealed the location of the store set to …
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Seneca Valley High School, and the surrounding neighborhoods, lost power around 1:45pm.
A power outage at approximately 1:45 this afternoon left Seneca Valley High School, and the surrounding neighborhoods, in the dark. According to principal Marc Cohen, the power went out about 20 minutes after the school's seventh period classes began. Senior Abigail Majane said the lights flickered for about three to five minutes before turning off again. Majane said students used their cell phones as light. Police were called to assist in the evacuation of the building. According to 5th district police Commander Luther Reynolds, officers on scene determined the cause to be a blown transformer. According to Reynolds, officers reported that the backup generators were working. However, Pepco said the cause of the outage has not been …