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Largest Va. utility, Dominion Virginia Power, bracing for a big snowfall

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest utility is girding for a heavy, wet snow that has the potential to bring down trees, limbs and power lines.

Dominion Virginia Power is bringing in utility crews from Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio to supplement its own crews as it prepared Wednesday to respond to what is expected to be the biggest winter storm this season. It's also shifting resources to regions expected to be hit hard, such as central Virginia.

Spokesman David Botkins says the utility uses its own in-house meteorologists, and they're predicting snowfall for most of Dominion's service area. He said preparations began Monday.

More than 1,500 field crews are at the ready to respond to down lines and power outages.

Botkins said a winter storm on Feb. 5, 2010, left 341,000 customers without power.

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