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Hundreds of thousands still without power in Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 5, 2018 9:38 AM
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A family walks down a snowy street during a winter storm, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Marple Township, Delaware County. A nor'easter pounded the Atlantic Coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Philadelphia) -- More than 100,000 utility customers in Pennsylvania are still without power following a destructive nor'easter that has shuttered some schools and left some people unsure about when they can return home.

In the midstate, Berks County has the highest rate of outages at 663, according to First Energy as of 9:30 a.m. Homes and businesses without power number 171 in Lebanon County and 101 in York County. Sporadic outages are reported across the rest of the region.

Hundreds of crews continued to work today to clear trees and repair power lines damaged by the storm that swept in Friday.

But officials said some customers may not have their service restored until at least tomorrow.

The storm coated the region with a wintry mix. The governor's office has said that roughly 587,000 customers lost power during the peak of the storm.

Dozens of schools throughout the state were either closed or holding delayed openings today due to power issues.

More rain and snow is expected tomoRrow night through Wednesday, when another nor'easter could hit.

But forecasters say the potential storm's track remains uncertain.

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