Hundreds of thousands of PA homes still without power

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 3, 2012 10:37 AM

(Philadelphia) -- Utility officials say more than 163,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Pennsylvania, down from the 1.2 million across the commonwealth after this week's major storm.

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PPL is reporting more than 57,600 customers without power, most in Lehigh and Bucks counties. FirstEnergy reports more than 40,000 outages. Peco says 65,000 customers are without power, more than half of them in Bucks county and one-third in Montgomery County, but a spokesman says crews expect power to be restored to most by Sunday night.

State officials said yesterday that 250 to 300 polling places remain without power ahead of Tuesday's general election. Officials say utilities have been asked to make polling places a priority after customers such as hospitals and nursing homes.

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