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How long does food last after an outage?

Power outages that last for hours mean you will probably need to throw out a lot of food in your refrigerator and freezer.

Tags: food safety , USDA , U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monday - 07/26/2010, 07:03am EDT

Pepco efforts pay off with minimal outages

Pepco contractors trimmed trees adjacent to more than 1,500 miles of power lines, helping to decrease outages from the latest round of winter weather. WTOP's Evan Haning has the report.

Tags: Pepco , Evan Haning

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 03:47pm EST

Van Hollen calls for 'complete overhaul' at Pepco

Following constituent outcry about Pepco's response to outages from last Wednesday's storm, and a scathing letter from a Montgomery County Council member, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D. Md., is stepping up his criticism of the utility company.

Tags: Pepco , Joseph Rigby , Chris Van Hollen , Roger Berliner , Montgomery County Council , power outagege

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 09:29am EST

Pepco may trim customers' trees without permission

Pepco is drawing additional criticism from local lawmakers for a new policy toward tree trimming on private property, just days after the power company was classified one of the worst in the nation.

Tags: Pepco , Roger Berliner , george Nelson

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:09am EST

Crews work to restore power after Sunday's storms

Pepco customers who are still without electricity can get estimated restoration times.

Tags: weather , Storms , Pepco , Dominion Virginia Power , Baltimore Gas and Electric , BGE , Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative , NOVEC , Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative , SMECO , Joe Rigby , Adrian Fenty

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:52am EDT

Chief 'pleasantly surprised' how drivers handled

Hundreds of traffic lights were out after the storms, but Montgomery County's police chief says there was no splurge in accidents.

Tags: Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger ,

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 06:43am EDT

Lawmakers blame deregulation for power issues

The Maryland Public Service Commission is being called to investigate.

Tags: Pepco , BGE , Baltimore Gas and Electric , deregulation , Kate Ryan , Brian Frosh , Maryland Public Service Commission , Jim Rosapepe

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 12:06pm EDT

How do power companies prioritize outages?

The priorities are hospitals, police departments and fire stations, says Pepco spokesman David Morehead.

Tags: Pepco , BGE , Baltimore Gas and Electric

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 09:31am EDT