The Washington Times - August 29, 2011, 08:10AM

Several school districts across the region are closed because of Irene-related power outages including Calvert, Charles, Howard and Prince George’s counties.

Montgomery County Public Schools open today for the year, but seven will be closed as a result of no power: Bradley Hills Elementary, Chevy Chase Elementary, Francis Scott Key Middle School, Harmony Hills Elementary School, Highland View Elementary School, Piney Branch Elementary School and Woodlin Elementary School.


D.C. public schools are open, but 14 are closed. The District added Malcolm X Elementary School, in Ward 8, The Washington Times reports.

The number of customers without power this morning includes Pepco with 78,820; BG&E, 88,102; and Dominion Power, 616,901, including 16,947 in Northern Virginia, according to The Washington Times.

Most transit and major transportation services are running, include trains, planes and Metro. Amtrak will operate most Northeast Regional trains between Philadelphia and Washington.

However, service between Boston and Philadelphia is canceled because of extensive flooding, debris on tracks and power issues as a result of Hurricane Irene, the company reports. In addition, all Acela Express service between Boston and Washington is canceled.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International airports are open but say flight delays and cancellations will depend largely on decisions by airlines.