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More than 1,000 without power in Maugansville area

July 20, 2006|From staff reports

A little more than 1,000 Allegheny Power customers in the Maugansville area were still without power Wednesday night after a line of thunderstorms snapped five electric poles Tuesday.

Allegheny Power spokeswoman Janice Lantz said Wednesday the electric company hoped to restore power by late Wednesday night or early this morning.

"Whatever it was that went through there, it snapped five poles off right in a row, which is unusual," Lantz said.

Lantz said she didn't know the exact locations of the poles.

The storms hit about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Lantz said power crews worked in the area all day Wednesday to restore power.

More than 5,000 customers in the Hagerstown, Boonsboro and Clear Spring areas were without power Tuesday night, but most have had their electricity restored, she said.

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Allegheny Power Co. workers were able to restore power to thousands of customers to who lost service due to storms which swept through the region Tuesday night, Lantz said.

About 2,600 customers in Martinsburg, W.Va. were without service after the storms but they had service back by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Lantz said.

In the Berkeley Springs area, about 775 customers were without service and the service was restored by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lantz said.

In Waynesboro, Pa., about 2,600 customers were without service and those customers had service back by about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lantz said.

About 3,200 customers lost power Tuesday night in the McConnellsburg, Pa. area and all those customers had service back later that evening, Lantz said.

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