Power outages are likely with the winter storm moving through the area as the weight of the snow could break tree branches and the wind expected Thursday afternoon could contribute to downed power lines.
Here are the numbers to call if your power goes out.
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Pepco: 877-737-2662 (1-877-PEPCO )
Dominion Virginia Power: 866-366-4357 (1-866-DOM-HELP)