HUGHESVILLE, Md. - Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) this afternoon announced that they are working to restore power to nearly 9,000 customers. Rain and high winds brought down trees and power lines and caused outages throughout the Southern Maryland area.
Damage from the storm is causing scattered outages throughout SMECO's service area, and crews are working to make repairs. SMECO says outage incidents are expected throughout the evening as the wind and rain continue to affect power lines and electric equipment.
As of 5 p.m, Monday, approximately 500 incidents have been identified as being in need of repair. Power was restored to the Piney Point and Valley Lee areas after repairs were made to a transmission line damaged by a fallen tree this afternoon.
To report outages and downed power lines, customers may call 1-888-440-3311 or 1-877-747-6326.