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A downed tree and loose power lines on Yuma Street NW in the District are just some casualties of this weekend's hurricane.
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A downed tree and loose power lines on Yuma Street NW in the District are just some casualties of this weekend's hurricane.

Utility crews are working nearly around the clock to restore power throughout the region after this weekend's hurricane swept through the region.

On Yuma Street NW just off Tenley Circle, a downed tree and power lines block off a significant portion of this residential street. It's just one of many trees that came down throughout the region this weekend.

Power lines are literally dangling from a utility pole that also went down in the storm. Houses near the tree have gone unharmed, but down the street, others weren't so lucky. On the 3700 block of Yuma, at least two houses have visible damage to their front porches.

The power is still out on Yuma Street NW, and residents there join about 220,000 Pepco customers that were out of power at the height of the storm.

Crews have been slowly restoring power; about 77,000 Pepco customers were still without power as of 8 a.m. this morning.

Dominion reported more than 100,000 customers in Northern Virginia were out of power at the height of the storm. As of 8 a.m. this morning, that was down just below 17,000 customers without power.

About 95,000 BGE customers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties lost power during the storm; that number is now down to just above 21,000.

The federal government was open this morning, although unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework is in effect. The region's public transit is all open today, although customers should expect delays on both MARC and VRE commuter trains.

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