Power Outages Surpass 100,000 in Northern Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands in Virginia are without power as former Hurricane Sandy moves away from the state.

About 117,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers were without power Monday night. More than 100,000 of those are in northern Virginia.

The company with about 2.3 million Virginia customers says backup crews are ready to be deployed as outages are expected to mount on Tuesday from high winds and heavy snow in some areas of the state.

Appalachian Power expects outages to climb in the western part of the state over the next 24 hours. About 4,100 of its 500,000 Virginia customers were without power Monday night.

Virginia’s electric cooperatives reported about 2,360 customers without power Monday afternoon.

Additional crews are being brought in to assist with restoration efforts.

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