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WASHINGTON (AP) Rail travelers eager to leave the nation's capital before more snow hits are lining up at Union Station. Passengers boarded Amtrak trains Monday going to Boston and New York and other destinations.

WASHINGTON (AP) Transit systems in the Mid-Atlantic region are starting to come back to life after a blizzard over the weekend, but service is limited. Washington's Metrorail is limited to underground service and its buses are operating on a limited basis.

WASHINGTON (AP) Power crews are still working to restore electricity to thousands of customers in the mid-Atlantic. Pepco is reporting nearly 42,000 outages early today. Most of the affected customers are in Montgomery County, Md.

WASHINGTON (AP) Airports in the Washington region are working to get back to normal days after a blizzard dumped nearly 3 feet of snow in some parts of the area. Flights are expected to resume today at Reagan National Airport.

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