Md. officials put pressure on utility companies

The pressure is on for utilities to bury their power lines so customers don't sweat in the dark.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 06:20pm EDT

Political pressure to bury power lines

WTOP's Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:28pm EDT


Storms knock out power, leave damage in wake

Strong storms entered the D.C. region Sunday and left power outages in their wake. The storms, which were expected to break the area's record-breaking heat wave with a cold front from the north, left tens of thousands without power.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 03:33am EDT

Beat the heat: Cooling centers in the D.C. region

County governments are closing cooling centers as restoration efforts continue in the D.C. region and the need for power continues to decline.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 10:05pm EDT

Crane crashes down between two Md. houses

A crane working to take down a tree toppled over, with the crane's operator still in the cab and another worker still in the tree.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 08:30pm EDT

Local beermaker brews derecho-inspired beverage

If you've been affected by the derecho and heat wave, we have a beer for you.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 12:40pm EDT

Montgomery County collecting tons of storm debris

A trash dropoff site in Montgomery County says more than 4,800 tons of tree debris has been dropped off at the facility following last week's storms.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 04:50pm EDT

Pepco petitions for rate hike amid customer frustration

Chris Core, commentator

Friday - 07/06/2012, 04:49pm EDT


Utility companies won't compensate food loss

Thousands of people lost power after last weekend's storm and had to either eat their food before it spoiled, or toss it out altogether. So who pays for that waste?

Friday - 07/06/2012, 03:45pm EDT

Dogs can suffer heat stroke

Like in people, dogs can suffer from heat stroke. Watch for heavy panting and ropy saliva.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:27am EDT

Pepco customers lash out at company in song (VIDEO)

Frustrated with the ongoing power outage, a group of Pepco customers used their time without electricity to compose a song that takes aim at the company.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:18am EDT

Pepco urges customers to conserve electricity

As the region's extreme heat is expected to continue into the weekend, a utility is urging its customers to conserve electricity.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 09:00pm EDT

Some are plugged in with no power, others camp out

Hundreds of thousands of people from Illinois to New Jersey are still without power after a line of deadly storms struck last Friday. A week of more unpredictable weather and sweltering temperatures has followed.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 08:45pm EDT

Gaithersburg reschedules fireworks show after storms

It's never too late to celebrate the Fourth of July. At least not in Gaithersburg.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 05:36pm EDT

Chevy Chase grocery recovers from power outage

John Aaron, WTOP reporter

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 05:10pm EDT


Who pays: Storm damage questions

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:47pm EDT


How one Alexandria neighborhood weathered the outage

Six days after the storm, Virginia Dominion Power crews were working Thursday afternoon to restore electricity to a half block of homes in Del Ray Alexandria. The company is working home-by- home to restore power to its customers.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:30pm EDT

Md. regulator discusses future utility reviews

The head of Maryland's Public Service Commission said Thursday all of Maryland's major electrical utilities will have to file reports on how they managed power restoration in the aftermath of the strong storm that tore through Maryland late last week, knocking out power to more than 1 million Maryland customers.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 03:17pm EDT

Questions about Bay Bridge travel after derecho

Some say Friday night's derecho pushed them around on the bridge, and the bridge should have been closed to traffic sooner.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 12:39pm EDT

Supervisor chair asks for probe of 911 failure

Sharon Bulova says she will ask the Washington Area Council of Governments to take action on the failure.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 12:01pm EDT
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