Washington may be without power for days

The huge storm that hit the Washington, D.C. area on Friday night cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents and the power companies are saying that service won't be restored to everyone for perhaps a week. Washington Post: Daybreak Sunday found 789,358 in the Washington region still without power, facing another sweltering day and the prospect of returning to work Monday before electricity is restored to their homes. Many roads made impassable by fallen trees and the power lines they took down were reopened by Sunday as crews worked through the night to clean up the tangled aftermath of the storm that struck before midnight Friday. The region's three utilities said they were making progress in turning the lights on again, but they cautioned that broken branches and hanging limbs continued to topple onto power lines, causing blackouts for people who thought they have weathered the storm unscathed. Temperatures Sunday were forecast to reach close to 100 degrees, continuing...(Read Full Post)