Thousands in Montgomery, Prince George's In the Dark After Saturday Storm
Both Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric are reporting a significant number of outages in the DC suburbs.
Utilities in the Washington, DC suburbs are reporting thousands of outages for customers in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties following thunderstorms and high winds throughout the region.
Pepco is reporting 1,058 active outages throughout their coverage area, which includes Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and the District. In Montgomery, 15,441 customers are affected and 26,521 customers in Prince George's are affected.
Baltimore Gas and Electric reports 1,650 customers in Prince George's out of power. No Montgomery County customers are affected.
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A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for many areas east of Interstate 95, according to the National Weather Service.
Prince George's County and some areas in central Maryland, including Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties are included in a hazardous weather outlook that predicts thunderstorms in the evening and a cold front approaching.
Forecasts indicated storms may produce damaging wind gusts of up to 70 mph and isolated tornadoes are also possible.
About a dozen people were injured at the Prince George's County Fair in Upper Marlboro trying to exit a building before the severe storms.