Historic Storm Pounds East Coast

14 Percent of Garrett County, Md., Homes Still Lack Power

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    Potomac Edison said about 3,200 homes and businesses in Garrett County are still without power a week after Sandy dumped up to 2 1/2 feet of snow in the far western Maryland mountains.

    That's 14 percent of all electricity users in the rural county. At the peak of the outages last week, almost 80 percent of the company's Garrett County customers lacked power.

    Potomac Edison spokesman Todd Meyers said Monday he expects virtually all 23,000 customers there to be back up by midnight Tuesday.

    Seventeen of the county's 18 polling places are back on the grid, he said. The one at the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department has generator power and will be open on Election Day.