Utility crews from Alabama and Georgia have started arriving in the DC area to assist Pepco with any power outages from the snowstorm expected to hit Washington overnight Tuesday, Pepco officials said Tuesday.
Pepco requested more than 300 mutual aid workers from areas of the country not affected by this winter storm, and hundreds of overhead line workers and tree trimmers hit the streets Tuesday to prepare, according to a Pepco statement.
The entire DC metro area is under a winter storm warning that runs from midnight Wednesday through 3 a.m. Thursday. The storm is expected to switch between rain, snow and a wintry mix several times before it ends, and the DC area could see several inches of heavy, wet snow, National Weather Service meteorologists predict.
The weather should cooperate with utility crews Thursday as temperatures rise into the 40s under partly sunny skies.
If Your Power Goes Out
Report your power outage to 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662), follow the prompts, and please ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored.
Stay away from downed power lines.