Dec 24 (Reuters) – Nearly 1.8 million homes and businesses were without power in the eastern half of the United States and Texas on Saturday as winter storms battered much of the country, according to data from PowerOutage.us.
U.S. utilities were working to restore power after the storms moved on from their service territories but some were still dealing with high winds.
The greatest numbers of outages were in southeast, with 465,635 customers without power in North Carolina, followed by Tennessee, Maine, Alabama and South Carolina.
Nearly half of the 50 U.S. states counted more than 10,000 customers with outages due to the storms.
During the Christmas weekend, storms are expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Great Lakes region, heavy rains followed by a flash freeze on the East Coast and wind gusts of 60 miles per hour (100 kph) and bitter cold as far south as the U.S.-Mexico border.
The utility with the most outages was Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N) with 454,497 customers without power.
Here are the major outages by state:
Reporting by Bangalore Commodities Desk and Scott DiSavino in New York, Sneha Bhowmik, Rhea Binoy, Baranjot Kaur and Anirudh Saligrama in Bengaluru; Editing by Jonathan Oatis, Frances Kerry, Sandra Maler, Daniel Wallis, William Mallard and Josie Kao
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