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.
The outage at a Towson water pumping station has been restored.
A week of darkness. Days after Hurricane Irene, thousands of Marylanders are still waiting for their power to return.
It’s back to class for some students. Electricity is restored to most of UMBC after a power outage closed campus for four days.
Utility officials are blaming a power outage in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Md., on a squirrel.
Pepco says it expects to return power by midnight to more than 1,500 customers north of Union Station. The utility says the outage was caused by failures in underground cables.
Pepco says a large snake is to blame for an Easter morning power outage that affected about 7,000 customers in Prince George’s County.