MCPS has announced it is “monitoring the situation concerning the large power outage in many areas of the county. Any message about impacts to school operations will come later as more information becomes available.” after a plane crashed has led to widespread power outages across the county.
The plane crash occurred around 5:30pm on Sunday night. According to the latest information from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, there appears to be three individuals inside the plane, which is currently suspended about 100ft. As of right now there are no injuries reported. Fire and rescue crews are working to rescue the occupants of the plane, but at this time the power lines surrounding the plane are still energized.
According to Pepco, close to 85,000 residents are currently without power. Pepco tweeted the following at 7pm:
“We have confirmed that a private plane came into contact with Pepco’s transmission lines in Montgomery County, resulting in an outage to approximately 85,000 customers. We are assessing damage and working closely with Montgomery County fire and emergency services. We are awaiting clearance to the scene before crews can begin work to stabilize the electric infrastructure and begin restoring service. If you are experiencing an outage, please report it at pepco.com/outage, or our mobile app, or by texting OUT to 48710.”
MCPS is monitoring the situation concerning the large power outage in many areas of the county. Any message about impacts to school operations will come later as more information becomes available.
— MCPS (@MCPS) November 28, 2022