Skip to comments.Some (MD) Residents May Be in the Dark Through the Week
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 nights 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 OMalley.
"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 thunderstorms 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 ...
From the pictures I've seen the damage looks very similar to the damage in Northern CT/Western MA.
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.
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.
If, however, you live inside of 30 miles from the Washington Beltway, my sympathies are, shall we say, "muted."
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.
Tough talking dork---go ahead and you can legally gay marriage your own boot to Pepco's butt, you O'Malady. Mealy mouthed Jerk!
O'Malley, Mick Punk Thug.
Let them get their sympathy from their Precious Leader, who has high-tailed it out of DC to Camp David.
Remember all the coal plants Obama shut down?
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.
At they're better off than Biden. He's been in the dark all his life...
MD residents have been in the dark about Dem corruption (mostly Dems, there was Spiro...) and incompetence for decades.
And O'Malady is the worst gov in the union...even worse than CA's Brown and NY's Cuomo.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
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.
Oh, you stay classy, Martin Owe Money.
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.
You may be able to but many sick and/or elderly people can not. Some would be gone within 12 hours.
Yep, I sure do. But his shriveled-up bony butt will always be comfortable, so what does it matter? /s
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.
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.
If this helps anyone attempting to figure out when they will get their power back, the Olney/Rockville area got it late this afternoon.
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.
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