Two-Hour Power Outage in Upper Northwest: Chaos Reigns!
Last night, 1,122 households in Northwest D.C. were out of power for about two hours. The outage affected some households in Glover Park, but most of the Pepco customers left in the dark lived just south of Tenleytown in Wesley Heights, according to Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey.
The outage started around 7:42 p.m. Tuesday night and Hainey says Pepco received its first customer call about the outage around 7:43 p.m. A Pepco crew located an underground problem at 9:18 and at that time was able to connect some households to another power source. All power was restored before 10 p.m. (Hainey couldn't specify the problem, but there were reports that the outage was caused by a blown transformer around Nebraska and Oregon avenues NW.)
But during those two dark hours, residents of upper Northwest took to Twitter to lament cake that wasn't getting baked, hockey games that weren't being watched, and the typical mayhem that ensues when the lights won't turn on. Here's what it looked like on Twitter:
No power in @gloverpark. Chaos reigns as the washed up frat bros loot ikea furniture. Some defending their homes with lacrosse sticks.
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) May 7, 2014
Came home to electricity in Glover Park tonight; a happy surprise. The Twitterverse had me worried. — Wynn Hansen (@wynnhansen) May 7, 2014
THIS ISNT FUNNY, GLOVER PARK, I HAVE A HOCKEY GAME TO WATCH.
— jojo (@JMurphys_Law) May 6, 2014
awesome. living up to tradition in glover park with the power out for no reason at all in perfect weather. @PepcoConnect
— Paige (@paigetwentyone) May 6, 2014
— Wesley Heights (@WesleyHeightsDC) May 7, 2014
Photo by Darrow Montgomery