BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Power crews have been responding across the state to areas affected by last week’s wind storm.
They’ve been staging near M&T Bank Stadium this week, where almost 1,000 workers from outside Maryland are still in the area trying to get power back on with the help of local BGE workers.
“We’ve even had crews working around the clock,” said BGE spokesperson Justin Mulcahy.
Some people have been without electricity since the wind storm last Friday and may not have it back for several more days.
While many have been getting by on generators, people like Connie Hardesty are concerned more wicked weather could mean heading back to square one.
“Oh yeah, I’m worried about tonight,” Hardesty said. “I’m hoping they get everything up. I saw them put the new pole up and they are working up there.”
Others are choosing to remain optimistic.
“I don’t think it’s going to be that bad. I really don’t,” one man said.
Across the state, winter storm preps are already in full effect.
State highway officials have been already working nonstop to clear roadways since last week.
In addition to power problems, there are still a number of large trees down across the area, including a massive one that fell in Gwynn Oak and smashed into a house.
A crew with a crane came in Tuesday morning to lift it up and out.
“We’ve been swamped. The phones haven’t stopped ringing since the trees started falling. You see here, we just can’t even keep up with most of the calls. We’re stuck on this big tree here–getting it off the house,” said Chris Snyder of Arbor Excellence. “You know they’re big–they’re hard enough taking them down when they’re standing.”
The parade of March storms keeps coming as another Nor’easter is set to pound the East Coast.
The system caused accidents as it rolled through the upper Midwest with snow and ice.
Anywhere between 700 to 800 state highway workers will be deployed during the winter blast, but more resources could definitely be called in.