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Washington Region Recovers From Severe Weather

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By Greg Peppers

The metro area is recovering from severe thunderstorms this evening and hundreds of homes and businesses are still without electricity.

At the height of today's storms there were more than 120,000 people in the metro area without power. The area is littered with debris from the storms.

Arlington County, Virginia was hit hard by the severe weather; it's reporting straight line winds of 70 mph moved through the county.

"We know about 40 or so downed trees in the Fairlington area and some of these trees have fallen on cars," says Ingrid Vaicius, a county spokeswoman.

Vaicius says there are no reports of injuries or anyone being trapped by fallen tree or debris.

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