WASHINGTON — More than 5,800 Pepco customers are still without power as of 2 a.m. Saturday in the Shaw neighborhood.
The major outage started around 5 p.m. Friday and affected about 11,000 customers due to a transformer fire with a smoking manhole at 14th and V streets NW.
Our units standing by as Pepco attempts to cut power to area involved. pic.twitter.com/zCcwTpUKlE
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 15, 2016
The power outages hit right in the heart of the 14th Street corridor with several popular restaurants and bars in the area. Several traffic signals were out in the area so drivers were urged to use caution.
Pepco said crews were working on repairs.
Crews assessing damage to equipment in Shaw & surrounding areas. As they work to restore power, estimated restoration times will be updated.
— Pepco (@PepcoConnect) July 15, 2016