While the number of overall outages caused by Friday’s windstorm dipped to around 7,000 customers without power, Tuesday night’s mix of rain and snow exacerbated the power outages around the D.C. area.
Following the harshest windstorm the D.C. area has seen in five years, power companies are hustling to get the lights back on for customers throughout the region, but it may take days for the power to be restored fully.
Winds toppled trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of customers without power Friday. The damage prompted Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to both declare states of emergency.
Residents of the District in Northeast woke up to a shock Friday — thousands there were without power for hours, Pepco said.
Thousands of customers in Maryland and Virginia were without power Monday morning.
Back in 2012, the rare but powerful storm left the D.C. area reeling for days with downed trees and widespread power outages. Here’s what power companies have learned in its wake.
The worst of the wintry precipitation is over, but chilly temperatures could mean treacherous driving conditions and even windchills in the single digits. There’s also a small chance of a few snow showers. Several counties have canceled school. Others are on a two-hour delay.
A fast-moving storm swept through the D.C. area Wednesday afternoon, leaving downed trees and power outages in its path.
Strong winds gusted above 70 mph Monday morning and brought thousands of power outages, damages and delays to the greater D.C. metro area.
Norfolk International Airport recorded 10 inches of rain, as the Hampton Roads area also experienced street flooding, downed trees and power outages from the effects of Hurricane Matthew as it moved off the coast and out to sea.
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