Linesmen work to restore electrical power, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Downingtown, Pa. A small army of electricity restoration crews labored Friday to reconnect about 330,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 8, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - About 170,000 customers remain without power in Pennsylvania and Maryland days after a winter storm coated trees and electrical lines with ice.
The majority of those outages are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO reported 155,000 outages by late Saturday morning.
That number includes nearly 60,000 customers in Chester County, where 80 percent of residents lost power after Wednesday's storm. Montgomery County still has 45,000 customers without electricity, while Bucks County has 33,000.
PECO spokesman Greg Smore says weakened trees and limbs continue to fall, creating new obstacles. The company expects to restore power to everyone by Monday.
Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, about 12,500 other households still lack power.
In Maryland, officials report fewer than 5,000 remaining outages.
More than 1 million customers lost power at the storm's peak.
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