Around 4,000 residents in Montgomery Village are currently without power after a transformer blew up this morning around 9am at the intersection of Watkins Mill Rd and Stedwick Rd.
Pepco is currently at the scene and are estimating that power could be restored to most customers by noon. No injuries from the explosion have been reported. We will post an update when more information becomes available. Per Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS: “Update – Gaithersburg, MD IAO Watkins Mill Road & Stedwick Road @PepcoConnect on scene & report ~4K customers out of power.”
Watkins Mill Road & Stedwick Road. Underground transformer blew up. Power out in surrounding areas. Pepco enroute. @mcfrs PE708 on scene @MontgomeryCoMD pic.twitter.com/cC0c9f1a6f
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 17, 2022