Power companies are urging customers to prepare for multiple days without electricity ahead of what could be the biggest snow storm to hit the mid-Atlantic in years.
Utilities have restored service to thousands of customers in Virginia who lost electricity during a winter storm.
Virginia regulators have approved a request from Dominion Virginia Power to lower what it charges customers to recover its fuel costs early.
Dominion Virginia Power has submitted an updated long-range energy plan to state regulators that proposes a heavy reliance on natural gas, but also includes large-scale solar power generation and wind power.
Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
Power has been restored to more than 15,000 residents left in the dark in the Montgomery County Tuesday night.
Dominion Virginia Power estimates up to 1 million customers could lose power over the next few days as Hurricane Sandy barrels by Virginia.
Crews are making progress in restoring power to those affected by severe storms that blew through the mid-Atlantic region.
More than 276,000 electricity customers across Virginia have no service as crews work to repair power lines and equipment damaged by severe storms.
From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?