More Than 850 So. Md. Homes Without Power Due to Winds - Southern Maryland Headline News

More Than 850 So. Md. Homes Without Power Due to Winds


HUGHESVILLE, Md. - Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) says they are currently working to restore power to about 870 customer who were affected by rain and high winds that caused outages throughout the Southern Maryland area, bringing down trees and power lines.

Damage from the storm is concentrated in Charles County and southern Prince George's County, where about 780 customers were without power as of 8 a.m., Monday, April 16. Approximately 85 customers in Calvert and St. Mary's counties were also without power at this time.

A tree on a power line in western Charles County affected five substations at 11:45 p.m. Sunday night. Power was rerouted and power was restored to the affected substations by 3 a.m. Scattered outages are expected throughout the day Monday as wind speeds increase and the rain continues.

To report outages and downed power lines, customers should call 1-888-440-3311.

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