Most Pepco Customers to Be Restored Wednesday
10/30/2012, 4:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pepco is continuing to apply maximum resources to restore power to customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The company expects to have 90 percent of outages from the storm restored by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, with the remaining customers to be restored by late evening on Wednesday. At the height of the storm, about 44,000 customers were without service. In the past 24 hours, Pepco has resolved more than 100,000 outages. Currently, there are about 12,000 customers without power.
"The remaining damage to the system is relatively localized with a lot of individual outages," said Thomas H. Graham, president, Pepco Region. "We are working both large and small outages simultaneously to get power restored as quickly and safely as possible. In addition, we are focusing on priority customers such as nursing homes and schools to prepare them for opening on Wednesday."
Pepco also is working with first responders and departments of transportation to clear closed roads.
Pepco prepared extensively for Sandy, mobilizing all Pepco employees and contractors and securing hundreds of out-of-state utility assistance. The utility also has worked to prepare customers for the storm through its communications channels and to continuously provide updated information.