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Some (MD) Residents May Be in the Dark Through the Week
NBC Washington DC ^

Posted on 07/01/2012 4:11:56 PM PDT by matt04

Pepco has crews working around the clock to restore power knocked out by Friday night’s storm, but some customers may remain in the dark through the week.

Pepco estimates 90 percent of the outages will be restored by 11 p.m. Friday, a timetable Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett called unacceptable at a news conference with Gov. Martin O’Malley.

"Nobody will have their boot further up Pepco's backside than I will to make sure we get there," O'Malley said about the July 6 timeframe.

Pepco president Tom Graham said about 343,000 customers remain without power as of noon Sunday. About 443,000 people were without power at the thunderstorm’s peak.

The company has 2,100 people mobilized for the restoration effort, including about 580 power line personnel expected to arrive Monday from Oklahoma, Florida and Georgia. Crews are working around the clock and in 16-hour shifts.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcwashington.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: martinomalley; omalley; pepco
I had no power for nine days after the Oct 29th/Alfred snow storm hit CT. Already O'Malley reminds me of Malloy in CT demanding a instant fix to massive damage.

From the pictures I've seen the damage looks very similar to the damage in Northern CT/Western MA.

1 posted on 07/01/2012 4:12:00 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

My Mother lives down in VA and they are saying the same thing. My brother is taking her to his home in Raleigh to wait out the repair in air conditioned comfort.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 5:00:20 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

I live just outside of Lynchburg, and in the city, there are people who are trapped on side streets because of huge fallen trees at each end. According to the news, there’s no ice or bottled water to be bought, and hotels are full up.

Appalachian Power says they expect all power to be back on by Saturday.


3 posted on 07/01/2012 5:16:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: matt04
After riding out ten tropical storms, including hurricanes, and dealing with the worst part - the aftermath and clean-up, my sympathies to any and all neighboring states, families and regular people affected by this line of storms.

If, however, you live inside of 30 miles from the Washington Beltway, my sympathies are, shall we say, "muted."

4 posted on 07/01/2012 5:41:02 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: USNBandit
My Mother lives down in VA and they are saying the same thing. My brother is taking her to his home in Raleigh to wait out the repair in air conditioned comfort.

Here in my part of Stafford County we were without power for only 20 hours. There are thousands who will be without power through the week. We were lucky.

Yesterday, Quantico MCB was shut down due to the damage and my wife's agency is without power so they are all telecommuting until further notice.

5 posted on 07/01/2012 6:07:49 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: matt04
"Nobody will have their boot further up Pepco's backside than I will to make sure we get there," O'Malley said

Tough talking dork---go ahead and you can legally gay marriage your own boot to Pepco's butt, you O'Malady. Mealy mouthed Jerk!

6 posted on 07/01/2012 6:19:32 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: matt04
Do you ever notice the abusive manner Democrats use to talk about those they work with? Obama about BP "kicking ass" and now O'Malley's vulgarism about repair personnel, as if they caused the storms!

O'Malley, Mick Punk Thug.

7 posted on 07/01/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Prospero

Let them get their sympathy from their Precious Leader, who has high-tailed it out of DC to Camp David.


8 posted on 07/01/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: CatherineofAragon

Remember all the coal plants Obama shut down?


9 posted on 07/01/2012 6:23:43 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Living in that heat with no elect is not fun. I was out elect in Florida for 15 days after hurricanes in 2004. No AC, fans, no water, were the worst. The house becomes like a sauna, and you try to sleep on top of the sheets nearest the window to catch the slightest breeze. Brought back memories of my childhood in the 50s in a home with no AC, but at least we had fans to make it tolerable back then.

Now I have a generator that can run a window AC and the refrig so if it happens again I will be better prepared. Believe me, I will never take for granted the ability to enter a dark room and flip a switch and have light. Living without elect is a bummer.


10 posted on 07/01/2012 6:37:53 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: matt04
Some (MD) Residents May Be in the Dark Through the Week

At they're better off than Biden. He's been in the dark all his life...

FMCDH(BITS)

11 posted on 07/01/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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I "lived" in maryland ( THE Freak state) for about 30 years until recently. I can attest that most maryland voters have always "been in the dark". It is their perpetual state of existance.
12 posted on 07/01/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: nothingnew

MD residents have been in the dark about Dem corruption (mostly Dems, there was Spiro...) and incompetence for decades.


13 posted on 07/01/2012 7:16:28 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: tflabo
A pox on both their houses. Pepco is AWFUL...the only thing they are efficient at is getting their bills out on time; and now they want another rate hike. We live in No. Bethesda, and will consider ourselves lucky if we get power back by Thursday. We are at one daughter/son in law in Gaithersburg for last 2 nights and will likely go to other daughter/son in law in Leesburg for the next few nights.

And O'Malady is the worst gov in the union...even worse than CA's Brown and NY's Cuomo.

14 posted on 07/01/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: matt04; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


15 posted on 07/01/2012 8:14:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Uncle Lonny

I spent last week at Boy Scout Camp in MD. No A/C plus we slept in tents and walked everywhere.

A/C is a recent phenomenon and I daresay we can learn to live without it for a few days.

I’ve been through several weeklong power outages, both summer and Michigan Winter. It’s doable.


16 posted on 07/01/2012 8:40:23 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: matt04
"Nobody will have their boot further up Pepco's backside than I will to make sure we get there," O'Malley said...

Oh, you stay classy, Martin Owe Money.

17 posted on 07/01/2012 9:24:54 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Mamzelle

During the Oct. storm that hit MA/NY/CT/NJ Gov. Malloy of CT made some comment how the efforts of crews from around the country wasn’t good enough for CT or something like that. I will have to try to find that.


18 posted on 07/01/2012 10:50:19 PM PDT by matt04
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To: cyclotic
I daresay we can learn to live without it for a few days.

You may be able to but many sick and/or elderly people can not. Some would be gone within 12 hours.

19 posted on 07/01/2012 10:53:57 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: matt04
"Nobody will have their boot further up Pepco's backside than I will to make sure we get there," O'Malley said about the July 6 timeframe.

Idiot.
20 posted on 07/01/2012 10:54:26 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Mamzelle
"Remember all the coal plants Obama shut down?"

Yep, I sure do. But his shriveled-up bony butt will always be comfortable, so what does it matter? /s

21 posted on 07/02/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: steve86

I don’t disagree. What makes me cringe is the weeny “I just can’t live without my air conditioning and satellite TV crowd.”

Suck it up and deal with it. Go sit in the basement where it’s pretty cool.


22 posted on 07/02/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Pharmboy

The seeming random nature of the inoperative traffic light is extremely annoying. I saw a Pepco crew replacing poles alongside Conn. Ave north of Kensington. They had at least wo more poles to replace that I saw when I went by.


23 posted on 07/02/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: Fraxinus

If this helps anyone attempting to figure out when they will get their power back, the Olney/Rockville area got it late this afternoon.


24 posted on 07/02/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Fraxinus

Well, I’m sure they are out there, but I have not seen anyone. We got our power back at around one pm today, but no cable or internet yet. Over the weekend, there was not one monkey county or Rockville cop directing traffic at a dead light intersection. Today, state troopers were out in force. I have seen one Verizon truck but not one Comcast.


25 posted on 07/02/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy
Yesterday afternoon I saw the crew starting to work at the corner of Conn. and Decatur. Photobucket
26 posted on 07/04/2012 3:34:15 AM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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