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178,800 still without power in mid-Atlantic after Irene

Utility companies in the mid-Atlantic region say about 178,800 customers are still without power as a result of Hurricane Irene.

Baltimore Gas and Electric was reporting the most outages, with about 155,800 around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. Most of those outages were in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, and Baltimore City.

Pepco said about 2,160 lacked power in Washington and its Maryland suburbs. About 1,280 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 2,130 customers without power.

And Dominion Power says about 1,050 customers in northern Virginia don’t have electricity.

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