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Thousands are without power across Virginia Friday night as Ian continues moving northwestward through the Carolinas with the remnants near Roanoke by Saturday evening.
Storm causes traffic delays, crashes, power outages for thousands | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
An evening storm Sunday night with strong winds caused problems on area roads for drivers and also residents at home.
It was a slick afternoon commute for many drivers Tuesday night as storms rumbled through the D.C. region. Here’s what you need to know.
A hot, humid Tuesday ended with severe thunderstorms across the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.
Power is being restored to the area after thousands were left without electricity in the wake of thunderstorms that hit the D.C. area Saturday night.
More than 70,000 report power outages in metro Richmond and Tri-Cities | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
More than 20 thousand customers are currently without power due to severe thunderstorms ripping across the commonwealth.
Thursday storms brought brief flooding, damaging winds, hail and power outages to DC region - WTOP News
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the D.C. region, posing a risk of damaging winds and small hail through Thursday evening.
Thousands of Virginians remain without power Monday morning after a storm thundered its way through the area Sunday night.
Strong thunderstorms are in Sunday evening’s forecast, capping off an unusually hot and humid spring weekend for the D.C. region. See the latest forecast.
Roads could be a little icy Wednesday morning. Expect to see more snow and ice melting Wednesday in D.C. as afternoon temperatures climb into the 40s.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.