WASHINGTON - D.C residents in the Shaw neighborhood encountered power outages on Friday due to a feeder problem, Pepco said.
About 5,400 customers were without power Friday night after a report of an explosion and smoke coming from a manhole in the area of 14th and V Streets in Northwest D.C.
We are on scene smoking manhole 14th and V Sts. NW. Pepco arriving on scene. pic.twitter.com/bF8lrX6MdW— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 15, 2016
Our units standing by as Pepco attempts to cut power to area involved. pic.twitter.com/zCcwTpUKlE— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 15, 2016
We have been busy helping people out of stalled elevators & with other calls related to power outage. pic.twitter.com/yiifRPdM5U— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 15, 2016
Pepco crews have responded to the scene and were assessing the damage to the equipment in the area. The underground repairs are expected to take some time and restoration of power is expected early Saturday, according to Pepco.
After assessment, crews will provide estimated restoration times. For updates: 1-877-737-2662, https://t.co/UCuHWYWk1I, mobile app.— Pepco (@PepcoConnect) July 16, 2016