Dominion Power reported that about 7,000 customers were without power during the height of the storm, though spokeswoman Le-Ha Anderson said that between 15,000 and 20,000 customers were impacted at any one time on Tuesday.
“Thank goodness we didn’t have any tornadoes,” she said. “What we did experience were wind gusts up to about 30 to 35 mph. The system can typically handle that sort of wind gust.”
Ms. Anderson said the company’s team of meteorologists had provided weather forecast updates as far back as Friday, so Dominion was able to make sure enough crews and equipment were on standby for the storm.
“I think we were able to stay on top of the outages,” Ms. Anderson said, adding that she anticipated all the customer outages would be restored by Tuesday night.
In western Maryland, the weeklong Great Frederick Fair was forced to close early on Tuesday, a decision the fair’s general manager Becky Brashear said was “the right decision to make.”
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