Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is blasting Pepco for the pace of its efforts to restore power to customers who spent days in the dark after a winter storm.
Pepco says it has restored power to 98 percent of customers who’ve been in the dark since a major snowstorm on Wednesday.
Last week’s fast-moving winter storm set precipitation records for Jan. 26 at three airports in the Mid-Atlantic.
Some 20,000 Pepco customers in the Washington area are still without power following the first major snowstorm of the winter season.
Baltimore Gas and Electric says electricity has been restored to all but 3,400 customers and that most of the outages would be restored by Saturday night.
A few days later and many of us are still digging out from that big snowstorm earlier this week. This is an all too familiar sight across Baltimore. Most of the main roads are clear, but side streets are still a mess. Of course, each night there is concern that untreated grounds will refreeze.
Abandoned cars are still out there Thursday night, simply parked in the middle of the road. Not only is that a problem, but a lot of roads are still covered with snow and slush. There’s concern that much of it will refreeze.
The National Weather Service says north-central and northeastern Maryland have received the heaviest snowfall from a winter storm.
A snowstorm left Maryland crippled. Major highways were clogged with cars simply stuck not going anywhere. A tractor trailer crashed at I-83 and the Beltway—forcing some commuters to abandon their cars on the highway.
This has been an incredibly wild storm. I’ll admit, I underestimated its strength. It really featured a little – no, make that a lot – of everything all around the state. But as of this writing at 10:30 p.m., the end is in sight.
This snowfall could be our biggest winter weather event so far this season. The snow is causing problems all over Maryland.
A cold front passed north of us early this morning. There were clouds and even a few flurries with it, but what it really did was bring in a new round of cold air on gusty northwest winds.