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Factbox-More than 800,000 without power in United States from winter storms

Factbox-More than 800,000 without power in United States from winter storms
© Reuters. A man wades through flood waters to attempt to retrieve his truck during a winter storm along the Hudson River in Piermont, New York, U.S., December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) – More than 800,000 homes and businesses were without power in the eastern half of the United States and Texas as winter storms battered much of the country, according to data from .

U.S. utilities were working to restore power after the storms moved on from their service territories but some were still dealing with high winds.

The greatest numbers of outages were in New England in the northeast, with 248,162 customers without power in Maine, followed by New Hampshire, New York, Virginia and North Carolina.

Nearly half of the 50 U.S. states counted more than 10,000 customers with outages due to the storms.

During the Christmas weekend, storms are expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Great Lakes region, heavy rains followed by a flash freeze on the East Coast, and wind gusts of 60 miles per hour (100 kph) and bitter cold as far south as the U.S.-Mexico border.

The utility with the most outages was Central Maine Power with 188,861 customers without power.

Here are the major outages by state:

State Out

Maine 248,162

New Hampshire 74,866

New York 74,306

Virginia 51,371

North Carolina 40,242

Pennsylvania 39,153

Connecticut 38,525

Vermont 38,164

Maryland 37,390

Massachusetts 21,833

West Virginia 19,491

Ohio 14,711

Georgia 13,551

Tennessee 13,311

Texas 13,041

New Jersey 12,807

Washington 11,780

Florida 11,546

Michigan 7,554

Alabama 6,908

Top 20 states 788,712

Total nationwide 821,890

Source: Investing.com

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