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11th Street between Park and Monroe Bars and Restaurants Lose Power Again in Columbia Heights

From the Coupe:

“Our power is out again on 11th. The Pint, KBC, Maple, we’re all down again!”

4th time since Thanksgiving!

Update via CM Jim Graham:

Councilmember Graham & members of the Columbia Heights community:

Pepco’s crews have located a fault and are preparing to make new splices to restore the circuit with an ETR of 1 am, presuming there are no further damage locations. The fault was in a switch that we had planned to replace as part of the work we outlined to this community last week.

In addition to the work being performed tonight, we are currently replacing cable on 14th St. between Columbia Rd. and Monroe St., NW, over the next 3 – 4 weeks. We will also replace cable on Park Road between Holmeade and 14th St., NW. In order to complete the cable replacement, we need to install new conduit in 2 areas. We are currently expanding a manhole and installing new conduit near Park Rd. and Holmeade Pl. NW. This work will take approximately eight weeks total to complete.

We will also install conduit in the following location:15 – 20′ of 14th St. near Park Rd. and also 350 – 400′ on Park Rd. east of 14th St., NW. Once the manhole and conduit work is complete, we will replace cable on Park Road between 14th St. and 11th St., NW. In addition, we will increase the capacity of two transformers and will replace one switch.

We have completed the installation of 500′ of new primary cable along Park Road near 11th Street and have completed an AMI review of overload trends and have identified transformers to upgrade in 2 locations. We are targeting the end of May to complete these activities at this time.

Once again, we regret the hardship these outages have caused, and remain committed to making the necessary repairs and upgrades as quickly as possible.

I will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

Thank you,


Marc K. Battle, Esq.
Vice President
Pepco Region, District of Columbia

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