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O'Malley Supports Fines Against Utilities for Extended Outages
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O'Malley Supports Fines Against Utilities for Extended Outages

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA) -- In the wake of a winter storm that left many Pepco customers in the dark for up to five days, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said he will support legislation to fine utilities and rebate money to customers in the future.

"You'd think by this point they'd have better systems in place," O'Malley said. "It really underscores why it is we need reliability legislation so that there are some financial incentives and financial penalties in place."

Meanwhile, Pepco crews and contractors continued work Monday to restore power to the last of the customers without electricity.

"We have people here now who watch the weather and start making hotel reservations," said North Bethesda resident Bob Schultz whose condo development saw outages that continued into Monday morning. "We have no expectation that we're going to have good electric service."

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