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Posted at 5:53 AM ET, 08/ 6/2010

About 35,000 still without electricity

By Denny McAuliffe

About 35,000 customers in the Washington area remained without power early Friday after a powerful thunderstorm downed trees and power lines Thursday afternoon. About 16,000 of the outages were in Northern Virginia, with nearly as many in Prince George’s County.

As of 6 a.m., Pepco reported that nearly 19,000 customers still lacked electricity. About 16,000 of them live in Prince George’s and about 2,200 in the District. Dominion Power also reported about 16,000 outages.

The storm initially knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 customers. By 9 p.m., about 96,000 customers in the Washington region remained without power.

By Denny McAuliffe  | August 6, 2010; 5:53 AM ET
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