Washington DC power failures

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Sean Donelan said:

Washington DC power company PEPCO had more underground
fires at 17th and M streets NW. This has affected
some circuits out of carriers with facilities on
1200 block of L street.

Note that PEPCO has just started a major rebuild of the much
damned system in Georgetown. It's supposed to take teraseconds to
complete since the local merchants:

  Don't want any outages

  Don't want any street construction
  during the business day

  Don't want any noise or dirt...

I'm sure exploding manholes and the unpredictable outages are so much better
for business.

Aren't the explosions supposed to be drastically reduced during the
fall/winter season?


Deepak Jain