Wind, snow storm knocks out power to over 590,000 customers in East

A widespread, multi-impact storm system brought high winds across the Eastern United States, including snow in some northern regions, beginning on Saturday and lasting into Sunday, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).

Since Saturday, impacted utilities have reported at least 590,438 customers lost power as a result. Several utilities said strong wind gusts downed power lines and toppled trees. As of 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, 18,046 customers remained without power.

JCP&L, the hardest hit utility with 90,800 customer outages in New Jersey, expects full power restoration by midnight on Monday.                    

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at wayneb@pennwell.com.