July 28, 2010

Pepco: 42,000 still without power days after storm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pepco says about 42,000 customers are still without electricity days after thunderstorms knocked out power for hundreds of thousands. Most of those outages are in Montgomery County. The utility says crews expect to have power restored to most customers by Thursday. More than 300,000 Pepco customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia lost power after thunderstorms on Sunday. Pepco says crews are working around the clock, and 400 workers from outside its service territory have been brought in to help. Meanwhile, Baltimore Gas & Electric reports that power has been restored all but about 100 of the more than 120,000 customers who lost service. Dominion Virginia Power says about 200 northern Virginia customers without power, down from 94,000. OURCE: WRIC

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