The Washington region is still recovering from Friday’s intense windstorm that disrupted transit service and led to widespread power outages.
As of late Sunday, Pepco was still reporting nearly more than 800 outages impacting more than 4,000 customers through the District and Montgomery and Prince George’s County. In many areas, Pepco said service would not be restored until Monday night. The company said 240,000 customers were ultimately impacted by the storm.
BGE, meanwhile, reported more than 1,300 customers without service in Prince George’s County and 4,000 without service in Howard County. More than 5,400 customers were also without electricity in Anne Arundel County.
“While outages continue to decrease, much of the remaining work on the system is extremely labor intensive and time consuming,” BGE said. “Once completed, these jobs are likely to restore service to smaller groups of customers at a time – in many cases only a single customer.”
In Northern Virginia, Dominion Energy said nearly 22,000 customers were still without power on Sunday night. More than 10,000 of those impacted customers were in Fairfax. Dominion said it expected power to be fully restored in Northern Virginia by 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Other storm-related things to note:
- I-95 southbound is back open now that crews successfully removed a damaged sign from the Potomac Mills mall. Traffic on the northbound I-95 express lanes, which had been used to accommodate southbound traffic in the Woodbridge area, will be open Monday for northbound traffic as usual.
- Winds were still whipping through the region Sunday, causing wind warnings and restrictions on several bridges in Maryland. Those restrictions were lifted late Sunday afternoon.
- The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said there were more than 1,100 calls for service between 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday.
- Metro is expected to have service restored to normal on Monday, while MARC and VRE trains will run their normal weekday schedule. MARC canceled service FRiday and ran abbreviated service on Saturday. “Amtrak, CSX Transportation and MTA Facilities staff have addressed all issues related to Friday’s storm,” MARC said.
- There are still scores of road closures throughout the region. Montgomery County reported 25 road closures remaining as of Sunday afternoon. [Check out a real-time map of MoCo road closures.] Metropolitan Police were still working with crews to remove trees and debris from roadways in the District.