While there’s a still long way to go until Prince William Forest Park fully recovers from windstorm damage, some areas of the park will reopen Monday.
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.
Electricity is generally taken for granted, until it’s not there. Tens of thousands in the region are into day four of living without power after Friday’s winds. And Dominion Energy’s media relations manager knows he has a tough task ahead.
Emergency crews and utilities are working around the clock to get things back to normal after damaging winds that gusted up to 70 mph bombarded the D.C. area.
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.