Power Lost to Thousands; Wind Still Howling on Thursday
by Deirdre Blake
posted Mar 13 2014 7:30AM
Depending on where you live, you might have woken up without power this morning and the wind's still blowing.
Last night's storms knocked out power to thousands. Northern Neck Electric Coop got most of its' lights back on, but they're still off some with Dominion Virginia Power. For a while last night it was so severe, officials at Pepco say part of the DC skyline went dark at the Capitol lost its' lights.
Whenever storms roll through that knock out power, make sure you know how to drive through a dark intersection. Always treat it like a four-way stop. Of course, pedestrian rules still apply, so be careful. If you drive up on a downed tree, power line or pole and any other debris, never try to move it yourself. Always report it to VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD.
Wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour are still possible for some of the day and up to about 20 miles per hour, all the way until midnight.