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By Jonathan Wilson

Things are returning to normal for much of Montgomery County in Maryland, but there are still thousands of residents and businesses waiting to get their power back three days after the weekend's brief but intense storm.

Pepco says repair crews made serious progress in the last 24 hours, restoring power to more than 70,000 residents and businesses overnight.

Company spokesman Clay Anderson says some customers will have to wait until Thursday to have their power restored, but expects to get the lion's share of affected areas restored today.

"So by Thursday, hopefully we're just taking the last few remaining customers," he says. "Thursday is still of course the target date, but Wednesday - today - looks really good for the overwhelming majority of our customers."

The power company brought in 350 utility repair and tree removal crews from outside the area to help with the storm recovery. Those crews have gathered at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds and are being dispatched from there.

Pepco says the crews will remain in the area until all the work is done.

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