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After Sandy, Thousands In Garrett County Still Without Power

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While the East Coast was soaked by Hurricane Sandy, Garrett County was buried under feet of snow.
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While the East Coast was soaked by Hurricane Sandy, Garrett County was buried under feet of snow.

Potomac Edison says about 3,900 homes and businesses in Garrett County are still without power a week after Superstorm Sandy dumped up to 2 1/2 feet of snow in the far western Maryland mountains.

At the peak of the outages last week, nearly 80 percent of the company's Garrett County customers lacked power. This afternoon that number is about 17 percent of all electricity users in the rural county.

A Potomac Edison spokesman says he expects virtually all 23,000 customers there to be back up by midnight Tuesday.

He says 17 of the county's 18 polling places are back on the grid. The one at the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department has generator power and will be open tomorrow, on Election Day from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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