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Posted at 5:35 PM ET, 04/ 6/2010

About 1,800 in D.C. region without power

By Washington Post editors

Updated, 9:04 p.m.

Pepco has showed things pretty much back to normal for a couple of hours now. Dominion now shows about 1,800 customers who lack power in Northern Virginia.

Original post:
More than 13,000 people in the D.C. region are without power, including 11,000 in Woodbridge and 2,800 in the District.

The trouble began late Tuesday afternoon. Le-Ha Anderson, a spokeswoman for Dominion Virginia Power said that around 3 p.m. about 2,500 customers in Clarendon lost power after an equipment malfunction. Power has since been restored to all but 546 customers. Anderson said the utility expects to restore power to the remaining customers by 8 p.m.

About 3:30 p.m. a transformer went out and knocked out power to 25,000 customers in Woodbridge. Service has been restored to the bulk of customers, but 11,000 are still without power. Anderson said officials expect the power to be back by 7 p.m.

In the District, about 2,800 households along Massachusetts Avenue's Embassy Row and off Wisconsin Avenue near the National Cathedral are without power, according to the Pepco spokesman Clay Anderson . He said officials are still trying to determine the cause of the outage, which was reported shortly before 3 p.m.

As a result of the outage, the District Department of Transportation reported that signal lights were out along Wisconsin Avenue at Tenley Circle and Van Ness Street. Pepco's Anderson said power should be restored by 6 p.m.

By Washington Post editors  | April 6, 2010; 5:35 PM ET
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