Pepco’s to-do list is shrinking, but not fast enough for the 900 or so Forest Hills residents that had no lights or AC as of 9 p.m. Monday.
That’s down from the more than 1200 still without power Sunday night. Pepco crews, working 16-hour days, are bringing neighbors back online, one by one. A Linnean Street neighbor reports getting her power restored at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Also, those who have power are sharing backyard swimming pools and electrical outlets with the have-nots.
Hearst Elementary is one of 28 public schools closed Tuesday because they lack power.
Have a few trash bags full of rotting food and don’t want to wait until trash day arrives to dispose of them? DC DPW trucks will be parked at Wilson High School and other spots around the city to collect your spoiled food from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Have tree debris? According to DPW Ward 3 has more tree service requests than any other. They also have this message:
[lightbox]DPW will continue to remove storm debris from residential areas through Saturday, July 7. Residents are asked to do the following:
1. If hiring a tree specialist or landscaping company to cut up fallen trees and limbs, please have your contractor remove all the debris, limbs and branches.
2. From July 1-July 7 only, the Department of Public Works will remove from the treebox space(s) in front of residents’ homes, branches that are cut into 4’ lengths and tied into bundles no more than 2’ in diameter. These items can be placed where the residents’ trash is collected or they may bring them to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, weekdays (except July 4th, Independence Day) between 1 pm and 5 pm, or Saturday, July 7, between 8 am and 3 pm. Directions to Ft. Totten: Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.
3. Please place debris, bagged or loose, in the treebox space, not the gutter or street so the gutters can remain clear and crews can run mechanical sweepers along the curb lanes and gutters. Also, DPW asks residents to resist putting the debris in the street to help prevent flooding in case of rain before the debris is collected. Do not include rocks, stones or concrete.