165,000 without power in mid-Atlantic after Irene

Utility companies in the mid-Atlantic region say about 165,000 customers are still without power as a result of Hurricane Irene.

Baltimore Gas and Electric was reporting the most outages, with about 142,739 around noon Wednesday. Most of those outages were in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, and Baltimore City.

Pepco said about 1,720 lacked power in Washington and its Maryland suburbs. About 920 of the outages were in Prince George’s County.

The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative says it has about 17,650 customers out.

Delmarva Power was reporting about 1,445 customers without power.

And Dominion Power says about 690 customers in northern Virginia don’t have electricity.

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  1. I think BGE is doing a great job trying to get everyone’s service back up. Our serivce went out Sunday morning around 01:25 a.m. We were prepared to be without service until 11:30 p.m. Friday. Repair personnel arrived in and our block around 8:30p.m. last night they worked non-stop until almost 2 a.m. this morning to get our service back on.

    Thanks to all service repair personnel for doing a thankless job.

    Thanks also to our fellow nieghbors in Greenmount West (Baltimore City)for being so understanding about the situation; some repair personnel commented on how nice everyone was to them when they arrive, unlike the reaction they have gotten in other nieghborhoods.