Update, Oct. 30, 7:30 a.m.: There are just over 10,000 customers without power in Prince George's County as of this mornnig. BGE is reporting 6,044 outages, Pepco is reporting 4,651 outages and SMECO is reporting 348 outages. There is still widespread rain throughout the area, but winds are beginning to taper off.
Update, Oct. 30, 1 a.m.:
Currently, Prince George’s County has approximately 12,800 customers without power, according to county estimates: Pepco has 7,008 PG customers without power, BGE has 5,423 and SMECO has 374.
Update, 10:45 p.m.: Pepco is reporting 8,470 outages in Prince George's County. That's up from 5,000 a few hours ago. Winds are expected to be powerful overnight so more customers could lose power.
We'll have updates as we get them.
Update, 9:55 p.m.: BGE is now reporting 3,727 outages in Prince George's County and SMECO is reporting 344.
Keep checking back for updates.
Update, 7:05 p.m.: The Pepco outages seem to be fluctuating in Prince George's County, but tend to hover around 5,000. Right now the number is at 5,143.
We'll be updating these numbers as the storm continues to hit the county.
Update, 5:05 p.m.: The outages are continuing to pile up, with BGE reporting 2,370 outages in Prince George's County, and no estimated time of individual restoration. SMECO is also reporting 94 outages in Prince George's County.
Check back for more updates as the storm progresses.
Update, 4:10 p.m.: Prince George's County is getting hit hard with power outages. There are 4,270 PG Pepco customers without power. That's more than both Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. There is not estimated time of restoration yet.
Check back for more updates.
Update, 1:25 p.m.: While BGE is down to only two customers without power in Prince George's County, Pepco has jumped to 1345 Prince George's County customers without power.
Check back for updates on how many residents are without power due to Hurricane Sandy.
Original Story: As Prince George’s County begins to feel the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Maryland power companies already are reporting some outages.
As of 12:30 p.m. more than 300 customers were without power in Prince George’s County.
The Bowie Town Center has power, but they closed due to concerns for employee and customer safety at 11 a.m. Monday. T.J. Elliott’s in Bowie was open with power at least through lunch, though they plan to reevaluate that status as the day progresses.
The Mall at Prince George's in Hyattsville closed on Monday, but the Target at that location remains open.
For a list of outages in Prince George’s County by company, see below:
Patch will update the outage numbers in this story throughout the storm.