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Residents out, businesses open in Prince George's after Sandy

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Local,Maryland,Matt Connolly

Prince George's County is getting back on its feet after last night's strong winds and heavy rain.

Residents were out and businesses were open again despite the now-colder temperatures and persistent rain. Most roads were unaffected by the storm, save for wet leaves and some scattered branches. Others that were closed overnight - including parts of Route 187 and Route 1 in Laurel, Old Fort Road in Fort Washington and part of Leeland Road in Mitchellville - have reopened.

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Roads that remain closed include part of Sunnyside Avenue in Beltsville, Queen Anne Bridge Road in Bowie and Route 717 in Upper Marlboro. Updated lists of all road closings can be found at the Prince George's County website.

Residents are steadily getting their power back. Nearly 4,000 county households are currently without power, according to county officials and electric company websites. That is down from about 12,800 households without power last night, according to the county's Department of Public Works and Transportation.

(Watch storm videos from the D.C. region and the latest videos from around the country)

The county's transit system, including TheBus, Para-transit and all senior transportation services will begin operating regularly again on Wednedsay.

mconnolly@washingtonexaminer.com

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