June 30th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
More than 80,000 homes throughout the four-state area lost power during a wave of severe thunderstorms Friday night, according to Potomac Edison. The worst outages were in Allegany County with more than 23,000 outages and Berkeley County, WV with nearly 25,000. In Allegany County, some power customers were without power for over 3.5 hours. Power crews were dispatched soon after the storm hit, with many downed trees and branches across roadways. Clean-up crews were also dispatched throughout the night.
Currently, there are still 16,000 power customers without electricity in the area. Potomac Edison is currently working to restore power throughout the region with over 100 crews throughout the area as homeowners are waking up to debris and damage this morning.