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Some Virginia Schools Closed Monday; Thousands Still Without Power Days After Storm

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    Some Schools Closed Monday; Thousands Still Without Power

    Thousands of people in Northern Virginia still don't have power days after strong winds ripped through the region and brought down trees and power lines. (Published Monday, March 5, 2018)

    Thousands of people in Northern Virginia still don't have power days after strong winds ripped through the region and brought down trees and power lines.

    As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, more than 17,000 Dominion Energy customers in Northern Virginia didn't have power - the majority being in Fairfax County. Some Dominion Energy customers may not see their lights turn on until 11 p.m. Tuesday, when the utility expects restoration efforts to be finished.

    Fairfax County Public Schools said Sunday night the power outages are still affecting seven schools. The following schools will be closed Monday:

    • Canterbury Woods Elementary School
    • Crossfield Elementary School
    • Forestville Elementary School
    • Freedom Hill Elementary School
    • Lynbrook Elementary School
    • Parklawn Elementary School
    • Westbriar Elementary School

    Photos: DC 'Windmageddon' Sends Trees Crashing Onto HomesPhotos: DC 'Windmageddon' Sends Trees Crashing Onto Homes

    Prince William County Public Schools said power had been restored to all of its schools, but the schools would open two hours late Monday. All Fauquier County Public Schools will also open two hours late.

    Pepco said Sunday night it had restored power to 95 percent of its customers. As of 8 a.m. Monday, 2,074 remain without power.

    Fierce winds up to 60 to 70 mph wreaked havoc on the region Friday and three people died in Maryland and Virginia, including a 6-year-old boy.

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