Thousands Of Marylanders Wait For Power To Come Back On

POWER LINES
Rochelle L

Reporting Rochelle Ritchie

Filed under
Local, News, Syndicated Local
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

Car Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The GoCar Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The Go

Celebrity TwinsCelebrity Twins

Notable Deaths Of 2012Notable Deaths Of 2012

All-Time Father-Son Celebrity DuosAll-Time Father-Son Celebrity Duos

25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years

» More Photo Galleries

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As Sandy leaves Maryland, more than 85,000 BGE customers are waiting for their power to come back on. More than 264,000 of them were restored. Baltimore County has the most outages with more than 29,000 customers in the dark, Baltimore City has more than 9,000 and Anne Arundel County has more than 22,000 people without power.

Rochelle Ritchie reports.

About 2,000 out-of-state utility workers are at the staging area at BWI Airport, as they prepare to help out BGE crews once the winds are calm enough to make restoration efforts safe.

Related Story: Maryland Cleans Up Mess After Powerful Superstorm Sandy

BGE is geared up with equipment and utility workers to restore power to customers when Hurricane Sandy knocks out power.

The utility said its crews are on standby throughout our region ready to get the electricity back on. In addition to the 2,000 out-of-state utility workers, more than 2,000 contractors, tree personnel and support staff from Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are also ready to help with restoration efforts.

Link: Latest Power Outages

Utility workers were briefed Monday.

“We’re going to help these people out to help keep the lights on, get the lights on as soon as possible. Do the best, safe job we could do,” one out-of-state utility worker said.

“Pretty much waiting for whatever’s going to come. I mean, this is what we’ve done. I’ve done it for 13 years. They’re expecting the worst. We hope not but we’re ready for it,” said another utility worker.

“You will see our crews out on the street. There are times during this hurricane when it will make it difficult or they’re unable to do restoration work,” BGE spokesperson Rachel Lighty said. “For example, if there are winds sustained for more than 25 miles per hour or higher, we can’t use our bucket trucks.”

“Dangerous conditions may drive crews to seek safety in company vehicles in and around local communities. Rather than return to staging areas and wait for the storm to pass, this tactic positions utility workers to be closer to actual restoration locations. Repairs will continue once it is safe to do so,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE.

BGE spent $1 million to increase its storm inventory in preparation of this monster storm.

Photo Gallery: Tracking Hurricane Sandy

Customers can report outages and downed wires by calling 877-778-2222.

BGE Gives Update On Power Outages In Maryland

By CapitalBay Online 10/30/2012 23:32:00

Socialize

@Capitalbay1 You can follow the latest updates on Twitter, Capitalbay News website

ENTERTAINMENT

Jessica Biel Will Soon Deliver Justin Timberlake’s Baby

Jessica Biel is expected to give birth any day now. Biel was photographed last Friday, walking near a roller skating rink near Los Angeles, showing her

Tatyana Ali reunites with 'Fresh Prince' co-star Will Smith

The former co-stars reunited at the Black Girls Rock! show, which will air April 5 on BET. The 36-year-old actress and 46-year-old actor attended the BET

Debby Ryan Debuts Lavender Hairdo

Debby Ryan decided to freshen up her look for spring by dying her hair the color of Easter eggs and wildflowers. If Fashion Police were

Kandi Burruss And Todd Tucker Score A Second Spin-Off

Bravo has a mixed record with its spin-off shows, with some capturing impressive ratings and others proving major flops. Kandi’s Wedding is the most successful

Cissy Houston Speaks Out About Granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown

It's been almost two months since Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her Georgia home by her partner Nick Gordon. In that time, Brown's grandmother

Roger Moore in racism row after saying Idris Elba Can't be Bond because he's not 'English-English' (even though he IS English, unlike half the previous 007s) 

Twitter condemns Roger Moore over his 'racist' comments on Idris ElbaElba is the strong favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond Daniel Craig has said

Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona Singer

Patti Stanger told WWHL host Andy Cohen that she witnessed Real Housewives of New York star Mario Singer's alleged infidelity firsthand; "I was worried for

Recent Comments

SUBSCRIBE MAILING LIST

By subscribing You will recieve our latest news. Your information will not be shared with anyone.