Reporting Tim Williams
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The last remaining BGE customers in central Maryland are back online after the power was restored to some of the hardest-hit areas.
Tim Williams has more.
For some, the power just flickered. For others, it went out for hours at a time. So some fared better than others but all their power is back on now.
For some, Sandy meant a brief outage.
“Yes. Five hours it must have went out,” said Marlene Donnelly, Millers Island.
For others, the power stayed out a bit longer.
“The lights just went out and they came back on about 3 o’clock in the morning,” said Shana Seebach.
But now, the last of the lights appear to have come back on for nearly all of BGE’s customers.
“We believe that we have restored service to all customers affected by Sandy,” said Rob Gould, BGE.
Heading into the weekend, approximately 700 BGE customers remained without power. Some around Millers Island weathered the darkness until energy was restored.
“Played cards. Lit candles. Slept,” Seeback said.
“I unplugged everything and then I left the house because I was afraid,” Donnelly said.
Now, with restoration complete, Maryland crews have been sent to help states to the northeast.
“About 34 folks, mostly overhead linemen, plus about 25 trucks or so,” Gould said.
Work continues in Garrett County, where snowfall has slowed restoration.