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Utility crews look to pare down Va. power outages

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Utility crews are hoping to pare down the number of Virginians without power as a result of superstorm Sandy.

Thousands remain without power statewide, but most of the outages are in northern Virginia.

Dominion Virginia Power says it expects to complete all storm restoration work by Thursday night in all but a very few locations where flooding or severe damage occurred. The state’s largest utility expected to complete restoration efforts in central and eastern Virginia late Tuesday.


Heavy snow and wind also knocked out power to thousands in the western part of the state. Appalachian Power says restoration is expected to take several days, but the company couldn’t provide specific estimates until it got a clearer picture of damage from the storm.
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