BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- Utility companies say nearly a million homes and businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region have lost electricity because of Hurricane Irene's high winds.
The outages early Sunday are spread across northern Virginia, the Delmarva Peninsula and central and southern Maryland.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is reporting about 474,000 customers in the dark. Pepco, which covers Washington and its Maryland suburbs, is reporting 197,000 customers without power, including about 32,000 in the District of Columbia.
Delmarva Power is reporting about 113,000 customers without power, including about 53,000 in Delaware.
Choptank Electric Cooperative is reporting 11,663 total outages in its coverage area, which emcompasses Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Dominion Power says more than 103,000 customers in northern Virginia don't have electricity.
Constellation Energy says 1 of 2 reactors at its Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant automatically shut down.
The outages knocked out traffic lights throughout the region causing confusion at intersections.
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