Morning rain causes power outages

WASHINGTON — In what is expected to be a day full of strong storms, power companies are continuing to battler outages across the region.

All numbers as of 2 p.m. Thursday:

Dominion Virginia Power has more than 900 customers without power in the Fairfax area. There are also nearly 4,000 customers without power in the Richmond area.

Pepco had more than 1,600 customers without power in Prince George’s County at one point, but power was restored to all but a handful shortly before 2 p.m. There are still about 130 customers out in the Deanwood area of the District.

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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