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Posted at 6:30 AM ET, 01/25/2010

Overnight rain, high winds cut power

By Washington Post Editor

Latest updates: The latest on outages in Maryland and Virginia.

Original post, 6:30 a.m.: High winds and rain swept through the area overnight and downed numerous tree branches and electrical wires, leaving about 26,000 homes and businesses without power--most of them in Northern Virginia.

Dominion Power reported 18,115 customers without power as of 6:15 a.m. Monday. Pepco reported about 4,300 customers without power in Montgomery County, along with nearly 600 in the District.

Baltimore Gas and Electric said it had 3,180 customers without power as of 6:30 a.m., down from about 4,000, and almost 800 without power in Howard County.

Fauquier County Public Schools are on a three-hour delay.

-- Debbi Wilgoren

By Washington Post Editor  | January 25, 2010; 6:30 AM ET
Categories:  Weather  | Tags:  dominion power, pepco, power outages, storm, weather  
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