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More than 253,000 without power in mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — Crews are still working to restore power to hundreds of thousands in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia after winds from superstorm Sandy downed trees and power lines.

By 4 p.m. Tuesday, more than 122,000 customers who lost power earlier had their lights back on. But 253,000 customers were still in the dark.

Baltimore Gas and Electric was reporting 148,000 outages. The heaviest hit areas were Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties.

On the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Power was reporting 34,000 outages in Maryland and Delaware.

In the Washington area, Pepco was reporting about 8,700 outages, down from 21,000 Tuesday morning.

In northern Virginia, Dominion Virginia Power is reporting 63,000 customers are without power Tuesday afternoon. That includes thousands of outages in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County.