Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced $20 million in additional help for low-income Maryland residents to pay higher utility bills from colder weather.
Utilities have restored service to thousands of customers in Virginia who lost electricity during a winter storm.
Utilities in Maryland and Washington are asking customers to reduce energy use as hot weather blankets the region.
Crews are making progress in restoring power to those affected by severe storms that blew through the mid-Atlantic region.
From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?