More than half a million without power

Reports find more and more power outages across the East Coast

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 29, 2012 7:44PM (EDT)

As Sandy approaches landfall, CBS News has updated their tally of power outages. Just before 4pm EST, over 500,000 customers had lost power across the East Seaboard. CBS reports:


Connecticut Light & Power (which offers outage reports in both map and table formats) says about 38,500 customers were without power Monday.

Delaware and Maryland

Delmarva reports about 8,100 customers without power.

BGE reports restoring service to about 4,000 customers Monday; about 2,300 are still without power.

PEPCO had 2,800 customers out.

Additional scattered outages were reported by Mon Power and Potomac Edison,


NStar reported about 52,000 outages Monday afternoon. National Grid had about 37,600 outages Monday afternoon.

Additional outages were reported by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (about 5,800) and Unitil (1,000).

New Hampshire

Unitil reports about 4,800 customers without power.

New Jersey

Public Service Electric & Gas, which is tweeting outage information, says 6,200 customers are offline. Jersey Central Power & Light, which publishes map of outages, is reporting 91,300 homes without power. Atlantic City Electric has about 40,200 outages,

New York

LILCO reports more than 115,000 customers on Long Island were without power Monday morning. Con Edison reports at least 21,000 customers in New York City and in Westchester County are without power.

In Upstate New York NYSE&G reports 10,600 customers affected.

North Carolina

Duke Energy reports more than 7,800 customers without power. Progress Energy reports more than 1,100 customers without power Monday.


PPL Electric Utilities reports about 8,900 customers without power in eastern Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island

National Grid says about 12,000 customers had lost power.


Dominion Virginia says on mid-day Monday 9,700 customers were without service.

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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