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Friday, November 02, 2012

Md. Gov Calls Snowy Garrett 'My Whole State'

OAKLAND, Md. - Gov. Martin O'Malley focused resources Thursday on restoring electricity to Garrett County and checking on snowbound residents suffering their fourth day without power after a blizzard spawned by Superstorm Sandy buried western Maryland's mountains under more than two feet of snow.

About 13,300 homes and businesses, comprising nearly 60 percent of the county's electricity customers, lacked power Thursday evening, Potomac Edison said. Linesmen may not get the power fully restored until next week, the company said.

O'Malley told local elected officials at a meeting near Oakland that the Maryland Emergency Management Agency had set up temporary headquarters in the county to manage the response to the area's most devastating storm in 38 years


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