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Progress Reported in Md. Snowstorm Recovery


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Potomac Edison says the share of homes and businesses still without power in snow-covered Garrett County is down to slightly less than half.

The company and local officials reported progress Friday in the western Maryland county's recovery from a 30-inch snowfall triggered by Superstorm Sandy.

The utility says power won't be fully restored to Garrett County until sometime next week. An aerial survey of transmission lines Friday could help refine the timeline.

The county's emergency management chief reports several emergency calls for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by improper use of generators and portable heaters. He says people should make sure such devices have enough ventilation to prevent a buildup of fumes in homes or attached garages.

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