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Va. power companies report less than 4,000 outages

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia utilities are reporting about 4,000 customers without power.

Dominion Virginia Power's outage website on Thursday showed 1,500 outages. The company is the state's largest utility with 2.4 million customers.

Appalachian Power Co. reported 428 outages in Washington County, located in far southwest Virginia.

Virginia's electric cooperatives reported fewer than 2,000 without power, primarily in the south and central portions of the state.

As of 11:35 a.m. Thursday, the current outage numbers in the D.C. area are:

BGE 571
Pepco 5
Dominion (Northern Virginia)
29
SMECO 3
NOVEC 0
Potomac Edison 407
Rappahannock 17

If your power goes out, you can report the outage to your power company by calling these numbers:

BGE 1-877-778-2222
Pepco 1-877-737-2662
Dominion 1-866-DOM-HELP
SMECO 1-877-747-6326
NOVEC 1-888-335-0500
Potomac Edison

1-888-544-4877

Rappahannock

1-800-552-3904

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