Wind, Power Outages Hit D.C. Region

Thousands of people lost power in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., as a windy Wednesday night turned into a blustery Thursday.


    As of 11 a.m., Dominion Virginia still has more than 1,800 outages -- mostly in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

    About 1,200 BGE customers without power in Montgomery County.

    SMECO has 1,300 customers in Charles County still without power.

    PEPCO is down to around 300 outages.

    Potomac Edison, NOVEC, and Rappahannock Power are also reporting scattered outages.


    If you lose power, the power companies ask that you report your outage as soon as possible, even if you believe your neighbor already has reported it. This helps utility crews pinpoint the problems and get power back on faster.

    You can text the word "power" to 91035 for a list of electric company phone numbers.

    Click here for a list of power company and cable service phone numbers.
  • Updated 11 a.m. Thursday - Although the wind advisory ended at 11 a.m., strong winds will continue today, blowing out of the northwest at 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts mixed in.

    Highs temperatures today could reach the upper 30s, but the winds will make it feel like the 20s.

    Thursday night will be clear and cold with less wind. Temperatures should fall into the teens and 20s.

    Friday will be much warmer with highs back in the mid 50s under partly cloudy skies.

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