Much of Venezuela remained engulfed by darkness into early Friday amid one of the largest power outages in years, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing political turmoil.
The power has been knocked out Thursday morning for hundreds in Northern Virginia. Crews say it’s due to downed power lines and hope to have power restored later in the morning.
As of Saturday morning, there were more than 175,000 outages throughout Virginia. Chesterfield, Newport News and Virginia Beach were among the cities with the most costumers without power.
Dominion Energy said in a news release Saturday afternoon that more than 6,000 personnel are working to get power back up for about 120,000 customers who remain without service.
On Thursday morning, the first of 60 Dominion Energy crew members left a facility in Fairfax, Virginia, and headed into Hurricane Florence’s path.
Around 700 people are left in the dark Thursday morning in Fairfax County, Arlington and Falls Church after a tree fell on power lines in Virginia.
As the temperatures rise and storms rumble through, some might be tempted to turn to a home generator for when the power goes off. But there are some important things homeowners need to know about how to use a generator safely.
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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.
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