UPDATE 1-More than 210,000 without power in US East after storms
Dec 21 (Reuters) - More than 210,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Eastern half of the United States on Friday after a series of snow and rain storms over the past few days, power companies said. The hardest hit states Friday morning were New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, but outages also remained in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Nebraska and Iowa from storms on Thursday. Storms knocked out power to more than 550,000 customers over the past couple of days. The following is a list of some of the regions affected by the storms.
Power Company Holding Company State Out Now Peak Out FirstEnergy - New Jersey FirstEnergy NJ 26,500 26,500 Public Service Electric & Gas PSEG NJ 22,800 22,800 National Grid - NY National Grid NY 13,300 13,300 Commonwealth Edison Exelon IL 12,900 12,900 AEP - Indiana Michigan AEP IN, MI 12,600 12,600 Ameren - Illinois Ameren IL 11,600 11,600 Entergy - Arkansas Entergy AR 11,000 37,100 Omaha Public Power District OPPD NE 10,000 40,200 MidAmerican Berkshire IA 9,200 43,300
AEP - SWEPCO AEP AR, LA, TX 8,700 57,400 Duke - Indiana Duke IN 8,700 8,700 Detroit Edison DTE MI 8,000 8,000 Long Island Power Authority LIPA NY 7,200 7,200 Oncor Energy Future TX 6,200 39,700
AEP - Appalachian AEP WV, VA 5,600 5,600 Ameren - Missouri Ameren MO 4,400 4,400 FirstEnergy - Pennsylvania FirstEnergy PA 4,400 4,400 AEP - Ohio AEP OH 3,800 3,800 FirstEnergy - West Virginia FirstEnergy WV, VA 3,600 3,600 Connecticut Light & Power Northeast CT 3,600 3,600
Con Edison Con Edison NY 3,500 3,500 National Grid - Rhode Island National Grid RI 2,700 2,700 Duke - Carolinas Duke NC, SC 2,600 2,600 Entergy - Texas Entergy TX 2,400 19,000 Duke - Ohio & Kentucky Duke OH, KY 2,200 2,200 Entergy - Louisiana Entergy LA 2,200 22,000 Public Service New Hampshire Northeast NH 1,700 1,700
Georgia Power Southern GA 1,600 1,600 Baltimore Gas & Electric Exelon MD 1,300 1,300 AEP - Kentucky AEP KY 1,100 1,100 Dominion Virginia Dominion VA, NC 1,000 1,000Total Out Now 216,400