intersection of mcgarity in great falls. we are told that a utility worker, a service man with dominion power has just arrived to try to isolate the problem, try to turn on some of the power , because this is going to be a job, eight to 10 hours, we are told, you definitely want to avoid this area. keep in mind that there are at least three schools in the area. mclean high school. vdot crews are here with police. they are waiting for crews to arrive to repair the problem. it's going to take eight to 10 hours. back to you inside. northeast are hunkering down, preparing for another blizzard. it could be worse. portland, maine, in the bull's-eye and flights have been preemptively grounded until 8:00 tonight. south in boston they are bracing for up to 16 inches of snow on top of the 31 inches they already have for the year. new york city is not expected to get any snow but they are looking at wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. larry: i will take the wind. this is the first morning rush-hour commute during safetrack surged 12. no blue line trains are running. keep that in mind,
. there are power lines down all over the place, here at the intersection of mcgarity and great falls. that massive tree came down just before midnight. they have been able to cut some of it to relieve the tension on the power lines, but the pressure with the tree coming down snapped a utility pole right in half. you can see there are a number up, crewstrucks now trying to make repairs. right now there are 250 homes in the dark. >> my wife and i were in bed and the power went off. so we went to sleep. we are surprised that it was still off this morning. john: what are your thoughts? >> somebody has a lot of work to do, and we are grateful they are going to be doing it. john: so the crews here have to finish cutting up the tree so they can open up the road. they have to lift the power lines, put in a new utility pole, and then they start working on the grid to restore everyone's power. in the meantime, great falls street is closed, and hundreds of homes without power. i got an update from a spokesperson at dominion power who said there is a chance this will not be fixed by dinnertime.
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