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Leggett: Montgomery County fared well in storm

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Local,Maryland,Kate Jacobson

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said the county fared well in Hurricane Sandy, with few problems and fewer-than-expected outages reported.

At the peak of the storm Monday, Pepco reported about 23,000 outages. As of Tuesday afternoon, that number was down to 10,000 and Leggett said it continued to drop.

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Leggett applauded Pepco's planning and work during and after the storm.

"Compared to previous events, that's significantly lower," he said.

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He said crews had reopened most roads and were working through the day to clear debris. He also said officials were watching dam levels, but those did not appear to be a concern as of now.

Montgomery County police Chief Thomas Manger warned that police were told about two instances of fraudsters posing to be water agency employees attempting to scam residents in Bethesda and Chevy Chase.

Police have not identified the men and are still looking for them. Anyone with information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department.

kjacobson@washingtonexaminer.com

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