As of Monday night, Hurricane Sandy had reportedly left more than 3 million customers without power, and situations across the Northeast are still developing. With crews waiting to get to work on repairs and Consolidated Edison taking the dramatic step of shutting down power to major districts in New York City, Utility Dive brought together a list of the regions and utilities getting hit the hardest, along with links to the maps and resources were you can find further updates:
Anticipating the outages, Duke, along with Progress, made 1,200 utility line contract workers available for repair work in its service areas, which includes parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Florida.
The state as a whole has almost half a million outages – 497,000 of its 3.9 million customers – as of 5 p.m. Monday.
Jersey Central Power & Light has the most outages in the state at the moment with 790,660 customers affected, including more than 185,000 in Monmouth County and 200,000 Ocean County, where the storm has hit the hardest.
Public Electric Service & Gas has reported around 138,000 outages on their Twitter feed. PSE&G had previously warned its customers that the outages could last for almost a week in certain areas.
Atlantic City Electric's outages have doubled in just a couple of hours, growing from 42,000 at 3 p.m. to 85,000 at 5 p.m.
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Long Island Power Authority shows that approximately 273,010 customers were without power for at least part of Monday.
Connecticut Light and Power reported that 10,219 customers had lost power by early Monday afternoon, with the figure increasing to over 145,000 by rush hour.
Consolidated Edison has at least 71,543 customers in New York City and Westchester Country without power, about 2,000 of which are active.
FirstEnergy, Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO), and PPL Electric Utilities have jointly reported that 25,000 customers are without power.
Individually, PPL reported that more than 18,000 of its own customers in 27 counties were without power for at least part of Monday; 2,000 customers had their power restored before Sandy worsened.
Pepco, the District of Columbia’s main electric utility, reported more than 26,000 customers were affected by the hurricane.
Of Dominion Resources' 2.4 million customers in Virginia and North Carolina, it says almost 124,950 people have lost power at some point. More than 40,000 customers have had their power restored already, but about 14,000 are still in the dark.
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