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Plan for DC underground power lines delayed

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A plan to bury power lines across the District has been delayed for at least another few weeks.

A task force was formed by Mayor Vincent Gray eight months ago following major power outages from summer storms. So far, the group has not yet been able to come up with a final plan. The deadline for the plan was expected at the end of January.

City Administrator Allen Lew is leading the Power Line Undergrounding Task Force. Last month, Lew told other members of the group, "I know we are anxious, but I ask you to be a little more patient."

Lew told the group he was trying to come up with the best plan possible while saving District residents as much money as he can.

A total cost of the project is expected to be billions of dollars. Much of that cost could be passed onto District customers.

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