Transformer Explosion Causes Power Outage Sunday Afternoon

Transformer explosion at Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane

A utility pole explosion on Sunday afternoon left some residents and businesses near Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane with power.

Witnesses reported hearing two explosions almost 30 seconds apart near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane, where small flames could be seen coming from a transformer on a pole.

Pepco’s outage map reported 714 customers without power at 5:05 p.m. in Woodmont Triangle and east of Wisconsin Avenue into the neighborhoods backing up to Columbia Country Club. It is unknown if the transformer explosion at Battery Lane is the sole cause of the outage.

The outage map shows two estimated restoration times for the outage, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Transformer explosion at Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane Transformer explosion at Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane


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