Thousands Lose Power Due to Tuesday's Storms
On Tuesday evening, BGE had restored power to more than 11,000 customers who lost power after storms swept the region earlier in the afternoon.
More than 11,000 customers lost power on Tuesday after severe thunderstorms rolled through Maryland, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE).
About 6,500 BGE customers in Anne Arundel County lost power, according to the online outage map. Shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, power in Anne Arundel County was restored to 3,361 customers while 3,174 were still experiencing outages concentrated in Crofton, Gambrills, Pasadena, Severna Park and Glen Burnie.
The company is working to restore service and also warned that outage numbers could "increase as additional severe weather and storms continue to move through its service area," according to a BGE press release.
“BGE’s restoration priorities first focus on public safety such as downed wires, followed by critical infrastructure, including hospitals and 911 centers,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE in a press release. "Consideration will also be given to customers who have been out of service the longest.”
Certain types of work—such as repairs requiring the use of bucket trucks—cannot be safely performed when the wind exceeds 25 miles per hour, according to BGE.
Residents may report downed wires and outages by calling 877-778-2222.
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