Heavy rain in D.C. area causes headaches

      Georgetown waterfront. Photo: Richard Reeve/ABC7

      (AP/WJLA) - Drenching rains in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. knocked out power to some residents, closed dozens of homes and stranded nine horses in a river.

      Parts of central Virginia received more than 2 1/2 inches of rain Friday. In the Charlottesville area, officials reported road damage, downed trees and dozens of closed roads.

      At a youth camp near Palmyra, nine horses were stranded by flood waters near the Rivanna River. Workers moved the animals to a pasture by Friday afternoon.

      About 1,800 Dominion Virginia Power customers lost power.

      Parts of Hampton roads had up to 5 inches of rain. Hard hit were Norfolk, Portsmouth and parts of Chesapeake near the Great Dismal Swamp.