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Few Storm Impacts for Dumfries

DUMFRIES, Va. — Dumfries weathered the storm better than expected.

Police Chief Robert Forker said the major impacts in the town from Sandy were some downed tree branches and power outages in the Tripoli Heights neighborhood, where a tree branch fell on power lines and knocked out electricity to several homes. The outages are sporadic and crews are working to repair them.

A barricade was knocked over in the area of Mine Road and Main Street. Forker said he’s not sure if it was caused by the storm or if someone knocked it down.

A tree branch also fell in the 17900 block of Possum Point Road, and one business in the town reported electrical issues, the police chief added.

No additional police officers were brought on to handle storm impacts, but there was a scheduled overlap in officer coverage as Sandy’s winds ramped up between 3 and 7 p.m.

Overall, the storm was not as bad as was anticipated for the town, said Forker.


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