Wind Wreaks Havoc Across Region

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    The fierce winds knocked down power lines and fanned fires across the D.C. metro area.

    While New York City and Boston continue to dig out from Sunday's winter storm, the residual winds took down power lines around the region.

    Pepco reported that 795 customers in the area were still without power Monday evening. Dominion was reporting 222 power outages remaining in northern Virginia.

    Monday's winds were clocked as high as 50 m.p.h.  Temperatures with the wind chill felt like 20 degrees.

    D.C. Fire and EMS has reported numerous incidents of downed trees and power lines.  On 42nd Street in the Northwest, fire officials reported that a downed power line contacting with a chained link fence caused a fire.  No injuries were reported there.

    Pepco said in a statement on their website, "We want to remind our customers to stay away from downed power lines. We have extra crews and personnel available to restore service as quickly and safely as possible."

    Blustery weather will continue through Tuesday, with 25 m.p.h. winds still expected.  The weather will mellow by Wednesday. Temperatures in the 50s are expected for the weekend, but there is also a chance of rain.

    While the anticlimactic winter storm merely dusted most regions around Washington, D.C., with 1 to 3 inches, the coast of Maryland got a little more. Portney's Overlook in St. Mary's County counted almost 6 inches on the ground Sunday night. Just a little farther up the Route 95 they took a much bigger hit.  In Cape May, New Jersey, 20 inches piled up by Monday morning.


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