84°Partly Cloudy
  • Alan

    yikes, glad I’m at work

    • Anonymous

      Hoping pipes aren’t busted by the time yall get back home!

      Thank goodness I had copper pipes put in!

      • Anonymous

        Copper pipes burst just as well as plastic. In fact, since they are great conductors the water will actually freeze faster than plastic when the ambient temp is this low!

        • gotryit

          Also, plastic – PEX pipes have some ability to expand with the freeze without bursting. I definitely don’t want to test that, but it may be better than copper.

  • XO

    PSA: the Pepco outage map isn’t super specific, so if you’re at work & concerned about whether an outage is affecting your home, you can go here and click on “Check Outage Status” on the menu bar.

  • MsSunshine

    The cause is “underground equipment”?

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunate timing. Hopefully this doesn’t cause anybody’s pipes to freeze over!

  • Anonymous

    The grid in Colombia Heights is outdated and can’t support the number of people that now live in the new neighborhood. I lived there a few years ago and our power would go out on hot days when everyone had their AC running.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve lived her for less than a year and have been effected by several outages. What gives! They need to upgrade the grid and improve the public lighting. Typical DC government. Letting infrastructure crumble.

  • KenyonDweller

    I have lived in Columbia Heights for 12 years, and this is the first time I have lost power. I’m just glad it’s during the day, and I hope my pipes don’t freeze while it’s off.

    • wdc

      8 years and never ONCE lost power in CH. They turned it off (with warning) for maintenance a few weeks ago, but other than that, never a blip, not even when a nearby lightning strike fried a bunch of electronics up and down the street.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if Mount Pleasant is affected (specifically 17th and Newton)? I cant check on the Pepco site because our landlord is the account owner, but I’m hoping my dog isn’t freezing!

    • AE

      16th and Monroe isn’t affected

  • 14th & Irving is still on. Anyone home and cold, especially with babies, is welcome to come shelter.

  • Anonymous

    I hope by “underground equipment” they don’t mean underground power lines. We have underground power lines to our building and we lost power for 5 days in the summer. They have to dig up the lines to find the issues, which a Pepco rep explained to us was like, “finding a leak in a water hose buried under ground.”

  • Bobby Cubicle

    I feel bad for the workers that have to go out in this weather to fix this problem!

  • Anon

    Anyone know if this is affecting either side of Spring Road? I care for a few dogs on that street and will head that way if it’s affected. I don’t know the owners account info.

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