WASHINGTON -- The 'Snowquester' storm of 2013 has , so far, proven to be pretty much a one-state storm, with Northern Virgina bearing by far the highest snow totals, as well as power outages.
As of 4:30 pm, 14,462 Dominion customers were in the dark in Northern Virginia, with another 67,477 outages in the Shenandoah, which started geting slammed with snow and wind Tuesday evening.
NOVEC - the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative - also reported some 3,000 outages at noontime Wednesday among its customers.
The outages generally follow the same pattern as the weather, with numbers piling up more in areas west of D.C., where colder temperatures and higher elevations conspired to bring in more snow.
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Maryland homeowners have had few problems with power so far. Pepco - which has been the target of massive government and residential ire in recent years because of its frequent outages - reported just 9 outages as of 4:30pm, while Baltimore Gas and Electric had about 393 customers in the dark.
Of course, that could still change. .
"We expect [outages] will continue to rise as we continue to see the snow fall and accumulate on trees and cause them to break on power lines," Le-Ha Anderson with Dominion Virginia Power told WMAL.
All of the region's utilities say they have stocked up on both equipment and extra personnel to makes repairs during and after the storm.
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