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Pepco is defending its response to Sunday's storm, but says it does not deserve a good grade for customer communication.
The 41 passengers got stuck when a storm brought a power line down on the tracks.
Pepco customers who are still without electricity can get estimated restoration times.
Tags: weather , Storms , outages , Dominion Virginia Power , Baltimore Gas and Electric , BGE , Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative , NOVEC , Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative , SMECO , Joe Rigby , Adrian Fenty
Roger Berliner, who serves Bethesda, blasted the Pepco executive. "My constituents are so tired of the unreliability of Pepco's system," Berliner told Graham. "You ought to have the best delivery system money can buy, and in the computer age, in which reliability of service is so important, we have a very unreliable system."
The Maryland Public Service Commission is being called to investigate.
The priorities are hospitals, police departments and fire stations, says Pepco spokesman David Morehead.
Standing in front of a toppled tree in Northwest D.C. Monday, Fenty complained that Pepco has not been very forthcoming with information. The mayor says the District is ready to move downed trees if Pepco would turn off electricity in the area of downed wires.
Crews are working to restore electricity across the WTOP listening area.
A 150 percent energy tax increase went into effect July 1 in Montgomery County.
Pepco outages during the heat wave have people steaming long after their power has come back on.