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Snowy Crash Downs Power Line, Closes Md. Highway

Maryland State Police say a section of state Route 75 is closed in eastern Frederick County near Johnsville due to a power line brought down by vehicle that slid on the snow-covered road into a utility pole.

03/03/2014

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Boy Carrying Stick Hurt When It Touches Power Line

Fire officials say a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured when a stick he was carrying came into contact with a power line in Severna Park.

09/18/2012

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Regional Power Line Killed After 5 Years Of Plans

An effort to build a $2 billion regional power transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland has officially ended.

08/28/2012

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Power Line Undergrounding Task Force Announced

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he has appointed members of a task force that will investigate solutions to power outages caused by severe storms.

08/17/2012

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Planners Say PATH Power Line To Md. No Longer Needed

Regional power grid planners say a proposed $2 billion transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland is no longer needed.

08/09/2012

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Appeal Of PATH Decision Heads To Court In Md.

A court in Frederick is hearing a utility company’s appeal of a zoning board decision that blocked a key component of a proposed multistate power line.

11/14/2011

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Route 50 Reopens After Downed Lines Close Highway

A Maryland highway official says Route 50 has reopened near Queenstown after being closed in both directions for more than 24 hours because of a downed power line.

10/30/2011

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Man Accused Of Throwing Live Power Line At Driver

A Washington lawyer is accused of throwing a live power line at another motorist during a road-rage incident in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

09/01/2011

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Va. Regs Recommend Power Line Application Dismissal

Virginia regulators are recommending the dismissal of an application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland.

04/13/2011

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PSC Orders More Study Of Reliability Regulations

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski asked Maryland utility regulators Thursday to toughen state power reliability standards.

03/24/2011

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W.Va. PSC Dismisses 765kV Power Line Application

The state Public Service Commission has agreed to dismiss an application to build a 765-kilovolt power line across West Virginia.

03/01/2011

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Va Regs To Hold Hearings On Dominion Power Line

Virginia regulators are holding hearings in Winchester and Purcellville in April to receive public comment on Dominion Virginia Power’s plan to rebuild a transmission line in northern Virginia.

02/24/2011

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