UPDATE 1-About 900,000 customers lose power in US Northeast, Midwest

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast early Wednesday following severe snow and ice storms overnight, according to local power companies. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 640,000 customers out Wednesday morning. Other affected states were Maryland, West Virginia, Arkansas, New Jersey, Kentucky, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and New York.

The following table lists other major outages:

Power Company State Out Now Exelon PA 503,800 FirstEnergy PA 76,300 PPL PA 62,300 Exelon MD 59,600 FirstEnergy WV 39,000 Entergy AR 37,300 PSEG NJ 27,200 PPL KY 22,600 FirstEnergy MD 13,300 Delmarva Power MD, DE 12,400 FirstEnergy NJ 10,000 AEP OH 8,200 AEP - Appalachian WV, VA 6,600 AEP KY 5,900 Duke IN 2,500 Con Ed NY 1,700 Atlantic City Electric NJ 1,700 Dominion VA, NC 1,100 Total 891,500