(RockedBuzz via Reuters) – According to data from .
US utilities were working to restore power after the storms moved away from their service territories, but some were still battling strong winds.
The most outages occurred in New England in the Northeast, with 248,162 customers without electricity in Maine, followed by New Hampshire, New York, Virginia and North Carolina.
Nearly half of the 50 US states had more than 10,000 customers with storm-related outages.
Over the Christmas weekend, storms are expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Great Lakes region, heavy rain followed by a sudden freeze on the East Coast, and winds gusty to 60 miles per hour (100 km/h) and cold biting as far south as the US-Mexico border.
The utility with the most outages was Central Maine Power with 188,861 customers without electricity.
Here are the top outages by state:
New Hampshire 74,866
New York 74,306
North Carolina 40,242
West Virginia 19.491
New Jersey 12,807
Top 20 states 788,712
National total 821,890
(Reporting by Bangalore Commodities Desk and Scott DiSavino in New York, Sneha Bhowmik, Rhea Binoy and Baranjot Kaur in Bangalore; Editing by Jonathan Oatis, Frances Kerry, Sandra Maler, Daniel Wallis and William Mallard)