Power Outages

  • High winds cause thousands to lose power

    3/13/14 10:51 AM

    Thousands throughout the D.C. area are without power tonight because of the high winds. There are also numerous reports of downed wires and traffic light outages.

  • High winds cause Capitol to go dark

    3/13/14 1:34 AM

    It happened at about 8:30 p.m. A spokesperson says the high winds caused a power surge, knocking out the exterior lights.

  • Va. power companies report less than 4,000 outages

    2/13/14 12:02 PM

    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.

  • Utility companies keep close watch over power outages

    2/11/14 7:00 PM

    Tuesday’s sunny skies stood in stark contrast to the intense storm planning to take place inside the Herndon regional headquarters for Dominion Virginia.

  • BGE, Potomac Edison still battling outages

    2/7/14 7:17 AM

    Utilities are making steady progress in restoring power to tens of thousands of Mid-Atlantic homes, but one utility says some Maryland residents will be in the dark until Saturday.

  • Power outage crews making steady progress

    2/6/14 12:36 PM

    Tree trimmers and line workers are making steady progress in restoring electricity to tens of thousands of homes in Maryland and Delaware.

  • Post-storm outages could last days in PA

    2/6/14 6:39 AM

    "Multiple days" is how a PECO spokesman characterizes the timetable for restoring all power in Pennsylvania after the second winter storm of the week. PECO says about 440,000 customers are still in the dark.

  • Frederick preps for more wind, fallen trees, power outages

    2/5/14 11:22 PM

    The howls of winter echoed Wednesday throughout Frederick, Maryland – a city now littered with tree limbs.

  • Maryland, D.C. and Virginia power outage numbers

    2/5/14 4:27 PM

    The wintry weather making its way through the D.C. area has knocked out power to homes and businesses across the area. Parts of Maryland have been particularly badly hit with freezing rain that put a layer of ice on roads, cars and power lines.

  • D.C.-area power outages

    1/21/14 11:58 AM

    The wintery weather making its way through the D.C. area has knocked out power to homes and businesses across the area.

  • PJM Interconnection, power grid operator, asking customers to conserve

    1/7/14 6:05 PM

    The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity Tuesday because of the extreme cold.

  • Winter storm hits New England

    12/30/13 9:08 AM

    About 4,500 homes and businesses lost electricity over the weekend after more than a foot of snow fell in some areas of Maine. Another 1,000 customers who lost power in an ice storm about a week ago are still waiting for their electricity.

  • Northeast ice storm power outages leave thousands in the dark

    12/27/13 6:01 PM

    Outrage is growing in several northern states and parts of Canada, where the power has been out for nearly a week after an ice storm froze much of the region.

  • Thousands still without power after winter storm

    12/25/13 10:05 AM

    Forecasters say the Great Lakes and Midwest could get hit with more snow today, adding to the difficulties caused by a weekend storm that's left nearly 150,000 customers without power on Christmas Day.

  • D.C.-area storm power outages

    12/10/13 1:33 PM

    Power crews are almost finished returning power to those who lost electricity during this weekend's icy weather in the D.C. area.

  • McLean anticipates more power outages on Tuesday

    12/9/13 11:21 PM

    Utility poles are snapped in two, wires are down, and debris is everywhere. It all started in this McLean neighborhood at about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning.

  • Ice storm power outages bring out best in neighbors

    12/9/13 6:26 PM

    Neighbors on each side of the street are on different power grids in one Alexandria neighborhood, but they've been running power cords across the street to help those who are in the dark.

  • What to do if your power goes out

    12/7/13 4:38 PM Comment

    Did your power get knocked out, or are you getting ready for the onset of Wednesday's storm? Here's some vital information about how to prepare and who to call if you're in the dark.

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