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Sep 4, 2011 8:56 PM by Kirsten Bennett

43,000 remain in the dark a week after Irene

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - More than 43,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remain without it a week after the storm.

Most were in Connecticut, which had about 17,000 customers without power Sunday evening. Virginia had fewer than 12,000 still in the dark. New York also had about 12,000, mostly on Long Island.

In New Jersey, where President Barack Obama toured flood-ravaged Paterson on Sunday, about 2,000 had no electricity.

More than 9 million customers lost power during the storm.

Scattered outages remained in North Carolina. Just a handful of customers still had no power in Rhode Island and Vermont, where entire towns were isolated by flooding. A utility spokeswoman said the outages remain where washed-out roads made it impossible to get to customers.

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