Tens of Thousands Lose Power as March Storm Rages

Darkness blanketed the region overnight as a late winter nor'easter cut power to more than 195,000 customers at one point. By Thursday morning tens of thousands remained in the dark. 

PECO reported that at least 7,000 of its power outages were still in place from last week's storm. 

Crews worked through the difficult conditions to try and mitigate widespread outages. But the heavy, wet snow only intensified throughout the day, causing more and more people to lose power as the storm progressed.

By Thursday evening, crews were able to restore power to many left in the dark. The total number of outages was just over 30,500. 

Here's the latest power outage totals as of 9:00 p.m. Thursday:


Bucks - 14,290

Chester - 113

Delaware - 460

Montco - 987

Phila - 1,169


Burlington - 6,026

Camden - 1,616

Gloucester - <5

Mercer - 2,804

Atlantic City Electric

Atlantic - 294

Burlington - 1,433

Camden - 1,181

Cumberland - <5

Gloucester - 55


New Castle -73

Sussex - <5


Bucks -5

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