One Dead from Severe Weather in VA

Severe weather continues to roll through the mid-Atlantic region. Authorities say the storms have downed power lines and trees and killed at least one person.

Fairfax County officials say a woman was killed in Annandale when a tree fell on top of a vehicle. There was little damage to homes, trees or property in the area, except for the single tree that fell.

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power after severe weather moved through the Washington area and most of Maryland.

Pepco reports more than 150,000 customers were still without electricity by 9 p.m. The hardest-hit area for Pepco is Montgomery County, where 104,000 customers are still in the dark. About 33,000 customers are affected in Prince George's County.

Pepco spokesman Bob Dobkin says they're looking at a multi-day effort to restore power for everyone.

The widespread power outages are forcing all public schools in Montgomery County to close on Thursday. Many school buildings were still in the dark late Wednesday.

Baltimore Gas and Electric had restored power to some 75,000 customers by 7 p.m., but thousands more remained without power.

In northern Virginia, Dominion Virginia Power had more than 209,000 customers without power by 9 p.m.


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