More power outages and a slowdown in restoring damage and power from Hurricane Sandy are expected.
Utilities from the Carolinas to New York reported on their websites that the nor’easter storm had knocked out service to at least 13,000 additional customers by Wednesday afternoon.
Some 650,000 homes and businesses were already without power due to Sandy in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report.
“The new storm could delay customer restorations. Crews repairing overhead lines and equipment cannot work in high winds,” New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc said.