900 M Street Power Outage 12:10am
Sunday, August 3, 2008 4:59:58 PM
Went outside. Several houses showed the same symptoms, almost house by house. Then all finally came back on.
Pepco truck stops in front of Breakwells. Editor goes over and talks to crew. Two guys in cab, one obviously new to the business. Older guy, at wheel, when asked "What happened?", points to younger guy and says: "He did it." Basically, older guy says a "fuse" blew. The editor doesn't know what they use in the Tenth and L distribution station: Fuses, circuit breakers, whatever. Had the feeling the older guy was slightly putting him on.
Editor mentiones that the someone way back when said that 900 M street was on several different circuits out of Tenth and L. Older guy says no, just different phases of the same circuit. Points to diagram on monitor on dashboard. Editor says has always had a mistrust of "as built" drawings current accuracy. Older guy trusts.
Editor gives up. Goes home. Still has no idea what happened. Clock resetting time.