Safety Tips for Motorist and Pedestrians
- Never drive through flooded roadways.
- DO NOT attempt to drive over a flooded road—you could be trapped or stranded. The depth of the water is not always obvious, or the road could be washed away.
- When power outages affect traffic signals treat dark intersections as four-way stops.
Emergency Contacts & Pepco Handbook
(703) 750-1400 or 1 (800) 752-7520
If you smell gas, or if you have an emergency involving natural gas, leave the area immediately, and call 911 and Washington Gas.
For power outages, call Pepco's 24-Hour Outage Report Line at 1 (877) 737-2662.
For downed wires, call Pepco immediately at 1 (877) 737-2662 and press 2.
311 is a toll-free number that allows people in the District to Columbia to request assistance with city services and information. The call center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Residents can also use this number to report a missed scheduled service, inquire about city agency phone numbers and hours of operation, and pursue other customer service-related items.
Please contact 311 to report flooded roads, downed trees and/or any other issues that affect the roadway.