7 hours after power went out for most of the county, PEPCO is currently providing the following notice on their web site:
Important MessageOur crews are assessing the damage caused by a powerful thunderstorm that hit our service territory. We will be working around the clock until everyone is back in service. If you see a downed wire, stay away from it and call 1-877-PEPCO62. At this time, we anticipate the restoration effort will last for multiple days.