Washington, DC

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


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.”


“Dear PoPville,

Several neighbors (and possibly others) received certified letters this weekend saying that AT&T was planning on putting a 5G light pole on our block–I imagine people throughout the city are receiving letters like this, unless ours is the only pole (at 16th and T Streets NW). They included drawings and some information, Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Long story short, we found out yesterday that DC Water needs to replace the sewer main on our block, beginning with the part that runs through our property. They dug up all of the grass in our front yard (including a few pics) and now they’re talking about potentially ripping up our brick walkway and likely some more of our landscaping. Read More


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