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Pepco is keeping a close eye on the storm, and the power company says it's ready to bring in reinforcements if the electrical lines start to go down.

Pepco says in addition to the 150 workers ready to fix the lines, the company is already in touch with nearly 500 outside contractors who can help work on the system if the power starts go out.

Pepco, no stranger to weather-related power outages, says that there are several concerns with today's storm: heavy, wet snow can weigh down tree limbs, which can take down power lines when the limbs snap off. Additionally, outages can take place when cars skid off the rode and ram into utility poles.

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