Motorists detour around downed trees and utility poles on North Main Street in Bridgewater, Va., on Saturday.
By Michael Reilly, AP
This Independence Day will be a lot like the original one back in 1776 for hundreds of thousands of Americans -- no electricity, and no air conditioning.
Power outages that persist from Friday's storm are altering planned celebrations -- forcing some cookouts to be cancelled or moved to homes with power.
At least four planned fireworks displays in Maryland have been cancelled because of the outages. Officials say they can't spare police and fire resources for the festivities.
A huge turnout is expected in Savannah, Ga., where the colony of Georgia was founded 43 years before America declared its independence.
And millions of people plan to attend the New York City's big fireworks show over the Hudson River.