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Waters were already high at Rock Creek early in the morning Dec. 7. Rains that continued throughout the day and night led to flooding in some parts of the D.C. region.
Armando Trull
Waters were already high at Rock Creek early in the morning Dec. 7. Rains that continued throughout the day and night led to flooding in some parts of the D.C. region.

Update 11:30 a.m.: Pepco now reporting a total of 4,480 customers without power in the District. Power has not been restored to customers in Northeast, as was previously predicted, and no time for restoration is listed on the company's outage map. Other outage restoration times throughout the D.C. area range from 7 p.m. tonight to 3 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Update 8:30 a.m.: Pepco's power outages in D.C. are due to a tripped feeder line at 506 L Street NE, according to AlertDC. The outage is affecting roughly 2,000 customers. Power is expected to be restored by 9:30 a.m. 

Last night's threat of snow turned out to be a little overblown, but that doesn't mean the storm didn't leave a mark on the D.C. area. Flooding in some areas from last night's heavy rains has resulted in some road closures, and utilities are reporting power outages throughout the area. 

Charles County in Maryland also placed its schools on a 2-hour delay to account for flooding in some area. A full list of delays and closings is available from our partner, NBC Washington. 

One of the roads closed is Massachusetts Ave. NE near Union Station, which has been closed off due to high standing water. There are also road closures or partial road closures in Prince George's County. Southbound U.S. Route 1 in Beltsville is closed, as is Water Street at Main Street. 

Pepco is reporting about 2,200 customers without power this morning, with restoration times ranging from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the District. The majority of outages are clustered in Northeast and Southeast D.C., with a pocket near Olney, Md. Dominion is reporting about 1,000 customers without power in Northern Virginia -- although many more customers -- close to 9,000 -- are affected near Richmond.

BGE is reporting just over 400 customers without power this morning, although the company has restored power to almost 6,000 customers since the storm operations began last night, according to its website.

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