|Utilities scramble to restore power in Pa., Md.|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of thousands of people spent a second day without electricity on Thursday as utility crews from as far away as Canada and Arkansas scrambled to restore power lost when ice took down trees and limbs in the mid-Atlantic.
Forecasters said a bone-chilling cold would remain in place for days.
Nearly a half-million customers lacked power in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
In Pennsylvania, where most of the outages were located, officials likened the scope of the damage to a hurricane.
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