Brief

Snoquester knocks out power for 60,000 near D.C.

Dive Summary:

  • Reuters reports that 60,000 homes and businesses around Washington, D.C., are without power as the storm being referred to as the snoquester moves into the Northeast.
  • Government offices and schools have closed as 54,000 Dominon Resources customers alone are experiencing outages in Virginia.

From the article:

"... The heavy, wet snow was expected to bring down power lines and tree limbs. About 54,000 Dominion Resources Inc customers were without power in Virginia, and American Electric Power Co Inc and FirstEnergy Corp reported 5,000 customers in West Virginia were in the dark. ..."

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