BGE Restores Power to 68k, Monitors Incoming Storm Wednesday
Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 04:34 PM EDT
BGE Crews had restored electric service to more than 68,000 customers by Wednesday morning following Tuesday night's thunderstorms.
According to BGE wind gusts of more than 65 MPH brought down whole trees and tree limbs onto power lines and other electrical delivery equipment. BGE expected the vast majority of outages to be restored by late Wednesday evening.
The company is also preparing for another round of thunderstorms, forecasted to impact central Maryland Wednesday afternoon. Customers should be aware that more severe weather could cause additional outages and affect restoration efforts, it said.
"BGE crews continue to work around-the-clock, safely restoring electric service to customers as safely and as quickly as possible," Carol Dodson, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE said. "In areas sustaining significant tree-related damage, BGE crews must first assess the damage and remove the tree debris before actual repairs to electric delivery equipment can be made. Due to the labor- and time-intensive nature of this type of work, restoration durations may be extended. We thank our customers for their patience and for reporting downed wires and outages to BGE."
To report an outage or downed wire customers should call BGE at 877.778.2222.