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Tens of Thousands Lose Power as March Storm Rages



    In the Dark After the Storm

    The second nor'easter snowstorm in less than a week has left thousands in the Philadelphia region without power.

    (Published Thursday, March 8, 2018)

    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