Strong winds are not only causing major damage to homes and roadways, they are also affecting businesses in the area.

The Prince William County Animal Shelter is closed due to power outages in the area. Police said the shelter is now using a generator to provide power to the animal care areas.

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According to Dominion Energy, as of 2 p.m. more than 300,000 customers in Virginia are without power with more than 200,000 of those outages in Northern Virginia alone.