"Pepco is prepared in the event tree limbs and branches fall on utility wires causing possible power outages," reads a press release. The utility also announced that it will be holding extra crews over for the evening shift, including some contractors. But Pepco won't be calling out-of-state mutual assistance crews just yet. (And sometimes calling those crews in can be a total crap shoot).
Despite the fallout over the Jan. 26 thundersnow power outages, we should note that Pepco took only a couple of hours to restore power to the less than 2,000 customers who lost it Feb. 8 when winds reached 40 mph.