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      D.C.-area power outages: Electric problems reported after large storm

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      More than 18,000 Pepco customers lost power Thursday afternoon after a wave of strong storms swept through the D.C. area.

      In total, Pepco is reporting 18,981 customers without power in the district, Montgomery and Prince George's counties. The vast majority - more than 16,000 - are out in Montgomery County.

      More than 3,400 BGE customers throughout Maryland have lost power, with the largest concentration - about 2,000 - without electricity in Anne Arundel County.

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