Thursday, March 13, 2014


The only consolation in eastern Montgomery County on this windy night, is that you're doing far better than Pepco customers in Bethesda.

A transformer reportedly exploded in the downtown Silver Spring area earlier. I just saw a report on Twitter by @calloni saying that power just went out elsewhere within the 20901 zip code.

Sparks falling from the sky - or the power lines, to be precise - in the vicinity of Georgia Avenue and Arcola Avenue set the tone for the night. Arcing power lines were responded to by Montgomery County Police, and eventually Pepco. Residents along Georgia there were unable to pass beneath the wires out in front of their homes tonight. 6 customers there are scheduled to get power back by 6:00 AM this morning.

Several Glenmont customers could get power back by 3:00 AM in the areas of Glenmont Forest and Glenmont Village, along the Randolph Road corridor. A few customers in the Lund Place/Soward Drive vicinity are due for power back by sunrise at 7:00 AM.

50 customers are out in the Bryants Nursery Road area, just south of Norbeck Road. They're estimated to be restored by 4:00 AM. 11 customers nearby off Norwood Road should be restored an hour earlier than that.

In the downtown Silver Spring area, 27 customers are without power after a tree limb fell northeast of the railroad tracks, in the area between 16th and Spring Streets. They should be restored by 6:00 AM, Pepco predicts.

No such luck for 5 customers knocked out hours ago in Northwest Park; they're scheduled to be restored at 1 PM on Thursday. Same for another 5 customers in the vicinity of Dale Drive and Wayne Avenue. And for 5 more east of University Boulevard, in the Edgewood Avenue area.

High winds are expected to continue through 11:00 AM, so this list could grow.

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