Powerful Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

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Severe storms overnight toppled a tree at the corner of 13th Street and Potomac Avenue in Alexandria and caused widespread damage across the region. Tens of thousands of people were left without power. (Credit: Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Severe storms overnight toppled a tree at the corner of 13th Street and Potomac Avenue in Alexandria and caused widespread damage across the region. Tens of thousands of people were left without power. (Credit: Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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UPDATED: June 19, 2014 10:30 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Officials say thousands of homes in the Baltimore-Washington region are still without power after powerful storms pounded the region Wednesday night.

Utilities report more than 4,000 outages as of 10:30 p.m. Thursday. They include more than 800 in Baltimore City, nearly 700 in Prince George’s County, and about 2,700 in northern Virginia.

Downed trees slowed traffic Thursday morning in some locations, including the George Washington Parkway between Belle View Boulevard and Morningside Lane.

Another brief round of severe weather rolled through the area Thursday afternoon.

Crews have been working since Wednesday night to restore power to impacted customers.

Power Outages as of 10:30 p.m.

Pepco – 704 (mostly in Prince George’s County)

BGE – 942 (mostly in Baltimore City)

Dominion – 2,707 (mostly in Fairfax County)

STORM COVERAGE

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