About 42,000 Without Power in Washington Area

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — More than two-thirds of those who lost power in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia during superstorm Sandy have had their power restored.

By 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, about 42,182 customers were still in the dark across the region. That’s down from 375,000 on Tuesday.

Baltimore Gas and Electric was reporting the most outages with nearly 31,726 customers without power. Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties have the most outages. BGE says it has restored service to 77 percent of its customers who lost power.

On the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Power was reporting 4,373 outages in Maryland and Delaware.

In the Washington area, Pepco is reporting about 194 outages, down from 21,000 on Tuesday.

In northern Virginia, Dominion Virginia Power is reporting 4,970 outages, down from 110,000 on Tuesday.

Also serving Northern Virginia, NOVEC is reporting 919 outages.

Check the latest power outage numbers in your neighborhood.

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