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Power still out for 19,000 in Maryland after Sandy

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Maryland residents remain without power after Superstorm Sandy, while electricity has been restored to people in Delaware, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

On Friday morning, there were nearly 19,000 power outages across Maryland. Snowy Garrett County, in the state’s far western corner, is hardest hit with nearly 11,000 outages.

The outages in Garrett County are affecting nearly half of the county’s residents. At one point, eight in 10 county residents had lost power.

Gov. Martin O’Malley visited the county Thursday, telling local officials and residents that the Maryland Emergency Management Agency had set up a temporary headquarters in the county. Resident say this is the area’s most devastating storm in 38 years.

Potomac Edison is reporting 3,200 outages in Frederick County and 1,000 outages in Allegany County.

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  1. What a leader! Headed up a great “cleanup” effort in Carroll County with your SHA emergency trucks collecting as many Romney/Ryan signs as they could Tuesday morning,… no limbs, trash just campaign signs. Guess you couldn’t wait until the election to clean up. Can’t wait ’til you run against Romney and we clean up.