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After Princess Anne carbon monoxide deaths, utilities required to take more steps to notify residents before cutting power

After Princess Anne carbon monoxide deaths, utilities required to take more steps to notify residents before cutting power

Beginning this week, utilities in Maryland are required to take more steps to notify residents and local governments when they shut off service to a home for alleged theft, the Maryland Public Service Commission announced.

The new requirements follow the deaths last year of eight family members from carbon monoxide poisoning in their Eastern Shore home. Rodney Todd and his seven children had used a gas-powered generator to heat the house in Princess Anne.

"Our goal with these regulations is to make sure individuals and families have every avenue possible to obtain utility services in a way that is safe and lawful," W.

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