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Damage caused by Friday night’s storm has generated more than 1,300 tree-related service requests for DDOT and its contractors, with the worst damage reported in Wards 3, 4 and 6.
(Washington, DC) – Crews from the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) with assistance from crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW), DC Water and Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS) are continuing to remove downed trees, branches and debris from District streets and neighborhoods caused by Friday night’s storm. Crews have made significant progress in removing downed trees from major roadways and will continue to work through the July Fourth holiday to clear roadway debris throughout the District.
Pepco has restored power to a majority of the traffic lights that were impacted by the storm. The additional traffic lights that remain to be fully restored will continue to be powered by generators.
- Residents are reminded to stay clear of broken and hanging tree branches. These branches can fall at any time or in changing weather patterns.
- Residents are also reminded to stay away from downed wires as they could be energized and electrical contact could be fatal.
District residents are reminded to call 311 or go online at 311.dc.gov to report downed trees and branches in public space. The service requests are immediately forwarded to DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA).
District residents are reminded that trees and branches that fall on or from private property are the responsibility of the property owners.
To report a power outage please call Pepco at 877-PEPCO62. Customers may report outages online at pepco.com or download Pepco’s smart phone app, pepco.com/mobileapp to report and track their outages.