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FACTBOX-973,000 still without power because of Sandy - US govt

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Power was restored to about 377,000 eastern U.S. homes and businesses from Monday afternoon through 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT) on Tuesday, after damage from Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Department of Energy data showed. Some 973,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Northeast remained without power on Tuesday morning, down from 1.35 million on Monday afternoon, according to the department's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability. Six states still faced outages as of Tuesday morning, down from seven on Monday and a peak of 21 states after the storm. The department's situation reports can be found on: http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/namedtevent.aspx?ID=67.

State Customer Outages Outage Pct of Peak Restored Since

Restored vs

Total Customers Outages Peak Monday PM Connecticut 9,864 <1% 626,559 616,695 20,744 Maryland 2,113 <1% 311,020 308,907 2,042 New Jersey 569,822 14% 2,615,291 2,045,469 186,952 New York 355,055 4% 2,097,933 1,742,878 137,520 Pennsylvania 9,797 <1% 1,267,512 1,257,715 21,317 W. Virginia 27,108 3% 271,765 244,657 6,760 973,759 7,190,080 6,216,321 375,335

* Table does not include Ohio, which showed 2,589 outages on Monday and was not included in DOE's Tuesday report.

* States with fewer than 1,000 outages were not included in the table.

* Percentage of customers is based on 2011 Energy Information Administration data.

(Reporting by Jeanine Prezioso in New York; Editing by Dale Hudson)