Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers in the mid-Atlantic region after strong storms moved through the area.
Those strong storms that ripped through our area Thursday moved east, producing a powerful tornado that touched down just across the Maryland line into Delaware. It happened near Maryldel, which sits just across the Maryland state line in Delaware..
McDaniel College in Westminster says it is closed due to a power outage.
Until now, everyone was still in the dark, trying to figure out what caused a power outage during Sunday’s Super Bowl game in New Orleans. Energy officials are taking the blame.
The Pepco utility company says a fallen tree cut power to thousands of customers in Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia.
Maryland’s utility regulators say they will hold a hearing on whether power companies can charge customers for lost revenue during the first 24 hours following a major storm outage.
The Maryland Public Service Commission will conduct public hearings on the widespread power outages the state suffered during a storm.
As we brace for possible severe weather, the cleanup from Friday’s storm is far from over in Howard County.
Authorities in Maryland and Virginia are lifting HOV restrictions and say many intersections are still in the dark days after severe storms hit the area.
It could be a week before power is restored in the Washington region.
BGE is working to restore power to about 418,000 customers in central Maryland after the violent thunderstorm that blew through the area, but the utility says “a large number” of customers should expect to be without power for several days — and some people will be without power until late next week.
Pepco says a $1 million fine imposed by The Maryland Public Service Commission for long outages in 2010 was harsh, but the company will not appeal the decision.