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Power Slowly Coming Back on in Philadelphia Area

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- About 150,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity in the Philadelphia area, days after a winter storm coated trees and power lines with ice.
 
PECO, the major electricity supplier in the five-county region, says nearly 60,000 customers in hard-hit Chester County don't have power. The remaining outages Saturday morning includes about 45,000 families in Montgomery County, and 33,000 in Bucks County.
 
PECO has brought in crews from other states to help deal with crippling storm, which downed trees and electrical lines on Wednesday.
 
Across the state, about 850,000 customers lost power, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency.
 
Peco alone reported 623,000 outages at one point, making it the second-worst storm in the company's history, topped only by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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