GAITHERSBURG – Thousands of PEPCO customers lost power Monday night due to a broken circuit breaker, PEPCO spokesperson Frank Tedesco said.
“We had an issue with a circuit breaker in the Montgomery Village substation,” Tedesco said.
According to PEPCO’s recorded customer information line, as of 5:30 p.m., 5,075 customers did not have electrical power.
Tedesco said during the span of three hours between 5:16 p.m. and 8:05 p.m., 5,745 customers lost power intermittently. Although as of just before 8 p.m. employees had repaired the circuit breaker, 825 customers connected to a single feeder line were without power up until 8:05 p.m.