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Few power outages in snowy Mid-Atlantic region

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REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of the Mid-Atlantic region is causing few power outages even after precipitation changed to an icy mix in some areas.

Maryland officials reported fewer than 1,000 outages statewide Thursday afternoon, down from about 4,500 earlier in the day. Delmarva Power reported a few dozen in Delaware, down from a few thousand earlier.

Utilities in Washington, Baltimore and other parts of the region report few outages.

LINK: Check or report power outages in your area

Forecasts called for a heavy, wet snow and gusty winds, raising the possibility of widespread power outages. But Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says heavy icing on power lines hasn't yet appeared as some feared.

Va. power companies report about 500 outages

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia utilities are reporting only about 500 customers without power.

Dominion Virginia Power's outage website on Thursday afternoon showed a little over 200 outages, most of them in the Shenandoah Valley. The company is the state's largest utility with 2.4 million customers.

Appalachian Power Co. reported no outages in Virginia.

Virginia's electric cooperatives reported fewer than 300 outages, primarily in Southside Virginia.

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