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A Maryland lawmaker is asking the state's Public Service Commission to consider pushing for underground power lines in the wake of Friday's storm that crippled the Washington region.
As many as 80 residents in Prince George's County, whose homes were damaged in Friday night's storm, have been forced into shelter at Bladensburg High School.
Montgomery County Council president Roger Berliner says he will rework a tree trimming bill that initially targeted Pepco after a county attorney said it would only work if the new rules applied to everyone.
At a public hearing Tuesday night before County Council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, several residents complained about the way Pepco trims and cuts down trees.
The coffin-carrying funeral march in D.C. Monday included a jazz band and protesters decked out in Mardi Gras garb.
Pepco says it plans to test a Maryland program used during times of peak electricity demand, a voluntary program where customers' air conditioners are briefly turned off.
AARP Maryland is holding a town hall meeting to gather support against Pepco's proposed $67.6 million rate hike.
Pepco has restored power to hundreds in Aspen Hill.