Thousands Still Without Power in Rockville
While some residents report restoration others prepare for a seventh night in the dark.
More than 3,000 Pepco customers in Rockville and Derwood were still without power midday Thursday, the utility company reported.
Pepco has been updating City of Rockville officials on restoration efforts. An update emailed to the city by Jerry Pasternak, a Pepco vice president, reported outage numbers at noon on Thursday similar to those shown on the utility's outage map.
A city spokeswoman said New Mark Commons was one of the city's neighborhoods most heavily impacted by the storm. The city called work crews from out-of-state to help with cleanup efforts in the neighborhood and elsewhere in Rockville beginning Thursday, six days after a strong storm knocked out power to millions across Maryland the metropolitan Washington area.
Rockville outages reported by Pepco as of noon, Thursday, July 5:
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Meanwhile, residents in and around Rockville slowly readjusted to life with power restored.
On Tuesday, @MrzJJackson tweeted a photo of a downed tree (see above) with the message: "@RockvillePatch it looks like ZERO effort has been made to get our power back on Justice Road in Rockville."
Later that evening, the Aspen Hill resident tweeted another photo—this one of a tree service truck—with the message:
Rockville Patch is looking into whether power was ever restored to @MrzJJackson's neighborhood. A glance at her Twitter feed shows tales of "couch surfing," but no rejoicing at power restoration. It also includes the following two tweets from late Thursday afternoon:
@MrzJJackson Pepco is teasing me hardcore! They left but looks like they're back!!!