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Posted on: February 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] FirstEnergy Continuing To Work Around the Clock


CUMBERLAND - FirstEnergy continues to work around the clock after a wind storm crippled much of Allegany County Sunday evening into Monday.

 “Currently in the Cumberland service area we have 1975 customers without power and 190 outage orders,” a spokesman for FirstEnergy said.

Winds gusts diminished Monday and we are now seeing our numbers move in the right direction in the Oakland territory and expect to see Cumberland's numbers headed that way soon, the spokesman added.

 “Linemen and Trouble men will continue working around the clock to restore power in a safe and efficient manner,” the spokesman said.   

Report power outages by calling  1-800-544-4877.

Always stay away from downed lines and never assume that they are de-energized, FirstEnergy advises.

Potomac Edison has established a global estimated time of restoration of 03/01/2019 @ 2300. 

The National Weather Service has no current alerts issued for Allegany County. 

Follow Allegany County Department of Emergency Services on Facebook and Twitter @AlleganyCoDES.  Todd Bowman is the public information officer for Allegany County Department of Emergency Services. He can be reached via email at or by phone at 240-609-8861. 

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