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The Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in 16 states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.
Superstorm Sandy toppled a soaring willow oak tree Monday night onto a two-story stucco house in northwest D.C., punching four holes in the roof.
Cell towers knocked out by Superstorm Sandy were slowly coming back to life Wednesday, federal regulators said, but about 1 in 5 were still out of service in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts.
That compares with 1 in 4 cell towers that were out of service Tuesday, the day after the storm made landfall.
Government workers packed onto commuter trains and tourists flocked to the National Mall on Wednesday in the nation's capital, where there were few signs of the dangerous hybrid storm that blew through 36 hours before.
70-year-old George Umberger had work to do Tuesday evening as the Monocacy River neared its predicted crest of 21.5 feet.
Anne Arundel County fire officials say winds from superstorm Sandy fed a house fire in Edgewater that caused extensive damage.
Early voting is set to resume in the District of Columbia after being halted for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
While some people took cover at home during Monday's superstorm, others hunkered down at local bars to take advantage of a day off work.
Hurricane Sandy has caused a blood supply shortage after dozens of blood drives were canceled because of the storm.
Fairfax County has ordered Fenwick Drive and Arlington Terrace in the Huntington area to evacuate immediately.