Over 12,000 power outages in Montgomery County

5:56 PM, Sep 12, 2013   |    comments
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WUSA9) -- Pepco reported that over 12,751 customers have been affected.

Pepco serves up to 311,924 customers in Montgomery County. In DC, 2,231 customers have been affected.

To view or report an outage, visit the Pepco website here. 

After a storm, officials recommends taking the following precautions: 

Treat all traffic signals that are dark as if they are four-way stops. 
Call 911 only in emergencies that threaten life or property, which includes any type of fire or serious medical condition, when there is fear for personal safety or the safety of others, or during a crime in progress. 
Do not touch fallen or low-hanging wires of any kind under any circumstances. Stay away from puddles with wires in or near them. Do not touch trees or other objects in contact with power lines. 

Important Utility Numbers and websites: 

Pepco: 1-877-737-2662, www.pepco.com 
BG&E (Baltimore Gas and Electric): 1-877-778-2222 or 1-800-685-0123, http://www.bge.com 
Potomac Edison (Allegheny Power): 1-800-255-3443, http://www.firstenergycorp.com 
Washington Gas: 800-752-7520, http://www.washgas.com 
WSSC: 1-800-828-4002, http://www.wsscwater.com 

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