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2,700 power outages snowy in Mid-Atlantic region

Thursday - 2/13/2014, 12:18pm  ET

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A winter storm that dumped up to 18 inches of snow on the Mid-Atlantic region is causing some power outages as the precipitation changes to an icy mix in some areas.

Delmarva Power reported about 2,700 outages by 10:30 a.m. Thursday, mostly in Cecil County, Md., and New Castle County, Del. That's down from about 4,200 earlier in the day.

Utilities in Washington, Baltimore and other parts of the region report few outages.

Forecasts called for a heavy, wet snow and gusty winds, raising the possibility of widespread power outages. But Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Angela Bernstein says the early morning snow was fluffier than expected.

She says the area is not out of the woods yet, as precipitation continues to fall and the potential for power outages remains.

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