Power promised back in Northern Virginia by end of the day
Dominion Virginia Power crews hope to have everybody back on line today, after the snowstorm that paralyzed Northern Virginia Wednesday.
It was like nothing anybody had seen before.
Henry: There were all kinds of cars that were in the ditch.
Connie Henry was stuck on the George Washington Parkway for 11 hours.
Henry: It was a nightmare.
Northern Virginia was paralyzed, 100 thousand people there without power, and Dominion crews could not get where they were going.
Bodkins: Incredible traffic. The gridlock that occurred up there.
David Bodkins, Dominion Virginia Power.
Bodkins: People basically abandoned their cars on Interstate 95, on the beltway, on 66.
At the height of the storm, 192 thousand people across the state lost electicity, most in Northern Virginia, some in the Southwest, though not as many as expected, just a handful here, but they will never forget the night Washington was brought to a standstill.
Bodkins: The snow was incredibly heavy, and when that gets on power lines and limbs, it just can create havoc.
And, for motorists, like Connie Henry:
Henry: Just get me out of here. I wanta go home.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News