Baltimore-area power outages have dipped below 10,000, more than a week after a powerful storm knocked out electric service for to more than 600,000 customers.

Baltimore County remains the hardest-hit, with more than 4,000 outages, and Baltimore City has about 2,000 customers in the dark on one of the hottest days of the year, according to Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. Temperatures could approach a record-breaking high of 105 degrees. 

“We know we have customers who have been without power for several days and truly understand what a strain this is. We cannot and will not rest until we have restored their power,” Jeannette Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE, said in a statement. “Crews continue to work in the extreme heat and difficult conditions to restore power and we are grateful for the support our customers are giving them when they see them at work in their neighborhoods.”