Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine was walking down Sherman Ave at Euclid and was told that they could not keep walking south due to an active gas leak. They aren’t even letting crew members or folks that live on that block in. Does anyone know what’s going on or when it will be resolved? I’m not sure where to look for that info. (Side note, my building is in this photo and my dog is inside with the windows open.. should I worry??)”

Side note: Nearby DC Water reports, “Emergency shut on 8″ water main due to struck service on the 1000 Block of Girard St NW between 11th St and Sherman Ave NW. ETA 6-8 hours”

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Been getting tons of messages over the weekend and this one pretty much sums it up:

Power went out in Capitol Hill for the fourth time in a week. What’s going on??”

Last message I saw from AlertDC said: “PEPCO crews continue to work on restoring power to the affected customers in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The estimated restoration time is 9AM.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

The house my husband and I rent changed ownership, and property management, a couple months ago. We came home from work yesterday to find our water shut off. We’ve since learned from the new property manager that the prior owner/property manager hadn’t paid (or transitioned) the water bill for many, many months. They’ve now paid DC Water and we are told the water will either be turned back on today…or Monday. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Gruber

“Dear PoPville,

RCN internet and cable have been down across many parts of the District since at least midday yesterday. Per my last call with customer service, they don’t have an estimate on when service will be restored. I even asked, “are we talking hours, days, or weeks?”, and she refused to give an estimate. When I asked how many people were affected, she responded, “A LOT.”

The lack of communication from the company is really disheartening – no service is going to be perfect, but do whatever you can to keep customers informed.” Read More

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power outage at DCUSA by Rachael Senning

I’m getting messages from people who have lost power in Columbia Heights, LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, Shaw, Woodley Park, Mount Pleasant, U Street, Cleveland Park and Dupont.


see outage map here

Early reports of restoration are for 7pm. Updates as more is known.


U Street metro dark by Rob Tricchinelli


Thank God for DCFD. Photo by Holly Gerrity

Update 3:15pm from Puck Buddys: “Power just restored at 13th & U.”

Getting reports 17th and U, Mount Pleasant and parts of Columbia Heights have also been restored.

From Alert DC:

“Pepco reports multiple power outages in the NW quadrant of the District due a possible failure at a substation located at 13th St NW at Florida Ave NW. Approximately, 31,000 customers are impacted. There is no restoration information to report at this time. Updates are to follow.”

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