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Power outages restored in Washington, northern Va.

Thursday - 1/5/2012, 11:31am  ET

STERLING, Va. - Two utility companies say they have restored power to thousands of customers in Washington and northern Virginia.

Le-Ha Anderson, spokeswoman for Dominion Virginia Power, says about 4,000 customers in Sterling lost power about 1 a.m. Thursday. Anderson says crews worked throughout the night to reroute power to customers and that all power was restored by about 4:40 a.m.

About 2,300 customers were also without power in northwest Washington on Wednesday night. Pepco officials say power went out in the Georgetown, Palisades and Glover Park areas about 5:45 p.m., and was restored by about 9:40 p.m.

The companies said the outages were caused by faulty underground cables.

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