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Power outages that last for hours mean you will probably need to throw out a lot of food in your refrigerator and freezer.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hundreds of traffic lights were out after the storms, but Montgomery County's police chief says there was no splurge in accidents.
The Maryland Public Service Commission is being called to investigate.