Mayor Vincent Gray has expressed frustration that two days after a sweltering storm hit the area -- killing at least 10 people -- it could be a week before electrical power is restored to thousands of homes and businesses across the District.
To make matters worse, weather forecasters say that the intense heat, which enveloped the area over the weekend, is expected to return.
Grat voiced his sentiments Monday surrounding Pepco's timeliness restoring power. He said in an interview that it's not like the storm that swept through the region Saturday, "hasn't happened before."
As a result of power outages and other damages that occurred, District of Columbia Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, July 3. While federal agencies in the District will be open on Tuesday, non-emergency employees have the option of working from home or taking a day's leave.