Amid DC storm damage, major road closures and power outages remain

The recovery continued two days after a violent storm hit the Washington region, with major roads closed and thousands of customers without power.

On Saturday, torrential rain and winds of more than 80 km/h hit the district and its suburbs, knocking down trees and power lines. Authorities also believe a man in Virginia died after a tree fell on a home.

By Monday morning, all southbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway were closed between Interstate 495 and Interstate 66, transportation officials said, and northbound lanes were open only between Route 123 and the Capital Beltway. Across the Potomac, Canal Road between Foxhall Road and Reservoir Road was also closed, officials said.

More than 5,000 Pepco customers were still without power Monday in the District and Maryland, according to an outcome cardand about 3,000 customers were without power, according to Virginia to Dominion Power.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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