Storm winds knock out power to more than 206,000 in Mid-Atlantic, Ohio

Strong storms producing high winds, hail, and heavy rain knocked out power to at least 206,627 customers across Ohio and the Mid-Atlantic states on Wednesday, June 8, according to information from the Department of Energy (DOE).

 As of 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 100,374 customers remained without power. Wind gusts of up to 66 miles-per-hour (mph) were reported, knocking down trees and power lines.

PECO, the hardest hit utility with 66,794 customer outages in Pennsylvania, said crews were assessing the damage and there was currently no estimate on when power would be fully restored.

Outages were reported in areas including Washington, D.C. Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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